The UK will need 20 million ‘mini power stations’ to reach its net zero energy goals, with the need to create a policy framework for technologies like solar PV and energy storage an immediate priority, a group convened in Britain’s parliament this week heard.

While other rooms at Portcullis House, Westminster, were given over to the latest stages of the convoluted Brexit saga on Monday this week, including the campaign for a ‘Peoples’ Vote’ complete with flag waving protestors, attended the All-Party Parliamentary Group convened to discuss energy storage.

Chaired by Peter Aldous MP and convened by the Renewable Energy Association (REA), the group seeks to cut across political party ties. This week the topic under discussion was how best to make consumers confident about batteries, including the key issues of health and safety of installation and operation.

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