Government takes bold and promising step towards cleaner energy

ICE Director General, Nick Baveystock welcomed the Government’s ambition set out in the Budget to pave the way for electricity storage as a means of delivering secure, affordable and clean energy.

Commenting on the Chancellor's energy announcement in today's Budget, ICE Director General, Nick Baveystock said:

"The Chancellor's ambition for the UK to become a world leader in electricity storage systems is a bold and promising step and echoes ICE's view that this innovative technology could play a crucial part in achieving secure, affordable and cleaner energy. We are pleased Government has heeded the advice from ICE and the National Infrastructure Commission and we will continue working with DECC, Ofgem and Parliamentarians with the aim of cutting red tape and removing the barriers that are currently hindering its progress."


Read ICE's Electricity Storage: Releasing the Potential report.

Notes to editors

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