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JAPAN: A demonstration project designed to create hydrogen from wind power has been launched in Yokohama.
AUSTRALIA: Political leaders have backed a joint effort to reform Australia's energy market, following recommendations by chief scientist Alan Finkel in May.
GERMANY: Transmission specialist Siemens will provide the platform and technology for the 900MW DolWin6 offshore wind link in the North Sea.
UK: In its 2017 Future Energy Scenarios (FES) report, the UK's transmission operator, National Grid, predicts offshore wind could be subsidy free in the UK before 2040.
UNITED STATES: Siemens and US-firm AES have formed an electricity storage joint venture named Fluence.
EUROPE: A group of European renewable energy trade bodies have signed a joint statement calling for the continued use of priority dispatch, following a report by an MEP.
AUSTRALIA: Electric car manufacturer Tesla has been awarded the contract to supply a 100MW/129MWh battery system to the South Australia grid, connected to the Hornsdale Wind complex.
WORLDWIDE: Battery-storage technology has very high public visibility at present for several reasons.
UNITED STATES: With low gas prices pushing down wholesale prices, developers are finding utilities are keener to buy wind farms than the power they generate.
WORLDWIDE: The turbines being installed today represent a massive technological advance in size, generating capacity and reliability over those from just ten years ago. So what will the next ten years bring?
WORLDWIDE: The energy world is exploring the use of blockchain technology to exchange electricity between generator and customer without the need for a go-between.