“Today I’m proud to say we are making two big investments in the future of energy technology. We’re opening the headquarters of the Faraday Institution, which will serve as a world-leading centre for research into battery technology. And we’re launching the [Harwell] EnergyTec Cluster, which will bring together energy researchers and innovative businesses to develop the next generation of breakthrough green technologies – including new forms of battery, carbon-neutral alternatives to fossil fuels and new approaches to low-carbon building design. We want not only to be coming up with the ideas behind the next generation of green tech, but manufacturing and selling them too.
New developments in batteries are essential to making clean economic growth a reality: they allow us to store renewable energy created from renewable sources, and allow us to make better, cheaper low-emission vehicles. And if the UK can establish itself as a leader in battery manufacturing, other sectors will benefit too, not least our car industry, as more and more electric vehicles are produced.
In all these investments, it’s important to me that we back the innovators, the optimists and the insurgents – the new businesses and researchers who are looking to do things a different way, and break from the status quo. The EnergyTec Cluster will give these businesses a platform, and ensure we make the most of their passion and focus.”
Read the full blog on the Huffington Post here: https://bit.ly/2wp5gqz