The European Union has no choice but to develop a coherent strategy on energy storage if it is to achieve its decarbonisation goals and end its dependency on Russian fossil fuel imports.
That was the view expressed to Energy-Storage.news by Patrick Clerens, secretary general of the European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) in an interview yesterday.
EASE recently called on the European Commission to address the omission of energy storage from policies designed to quickly reduce the need for gas and coal imports from Russia, as well as carry through longer term targets for decarbonisation.
The association teamed up with fellow trade groups Solar Power Europe and Wind Europe, as well as Breakthrough Energy, the energy transition organisation founded by technology business guru Bill Gates, sending an open letter to European Commission leaders.
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