In this issue

Issue 138 • September 2021

Welcome to the new edition of Future Power Technology.

Battery and battery storage technologies have an increasingly important role to play in the energy transition, from fossil fuels to renewables, but significant challenges remain in terms of investment, under-capacity, and the ethics of mining for commodities such as cobalt. We find out how the sector is evolving.

Also, after the UK MET Office revealed the tangible impact that climate change already has on the UK's weather system, we look into how the energy industry can help rectify some of the damage already caused by excessive greenhouse gases.

Lastly, in July, the US Senate passed a massive $550bn clean energy investment bill, a plan dubbed a “once-in-generation investment” by the White House to dramatically improve the US’s clean energy landscape. On paper, the bill ticks all the boxes, with $73bn set aside for clean energy generation and a further $7.5bn for electric vehicles, as the US looks to improve its environmental performance across all levels of its society. We investigate.

For all this and more, read on.

Callum Tyndall, editor