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Energy storage: the route to liberation from the fossil fuel economy?

Hall, Peter J. and , EPSRC (Funder) (2008) Energy storage: the route to liberation from the fossil fuel economy? Energy Policy, 36 (12). pp. 4363-4367. ISSN 0301-4215

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Abstract

If a low-carbon energy strategy is to be developed up to 2050, renewable energy sources will need to be deployed on a large scale against a scenario of increasing global energy demand. Renewables will vary from large-scale regional wind and marine clusters to more localised 'micro' generation. If a low-carbon strategy is to be successful, automotive transport will also need to be linked to the renewable infrastructure. Both of these need the development of efficient and viable energy storage.