What if increased energy storage could help fix climate change?
Pumped hydro storage can be harmful for biodiversity, and batteries' raw materials need to be more recyclable. To ensure energy storage is more nature positive, as well as technological and economically viable, standardsto assess the environmental impacts of energy-storage systems should be developed and extended to other forms of energy storage
The European Union is committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2050, which requires a drastic increase in the share of energy from renewable sources in the electricity mix. However, the availability of some renewable energy sources is variable and intermittent, creating concerns about system reliability. Devising new energy storage capacities could solve this issue and contribute to the EU's climate neutrality goal.
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European Parliament / Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) (STOA)