Long Duration Energy Storage Council Statement on COP27

As climate change hits more communities around the globe, it is more imperative than ever to position Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) as essential to decarbonization goals because it can provide heat and power to localities. As world leaders are gathering to discuss actions needed during COP27, there is a clear message: renewable energy does not work without long duration energy storage. Policies that support a market to expedite the scale needed for renewable energy generation and LDES will lead to successful climate adaption.  

LDES provides:
  • Flexibility 
  • Resiliency
  • Reliability 
  • Affordability 
  • Sustainability 

Clear actions need to be taken by governments:
  • Remove barriers to deployment and commercialization and implement policies that are supportive of energy storage technologies (see recommendations here) that support renewable energy.
  • Climate dependent generation like solar and wind will require more long duration energy storage (that can provide power and also heat) to give resiliency and flexibility to clean energy in the face of blackouts, brownouts, and extended reliance on fossil fuels.

The LDES Council will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on November 15th during COP27. This Global Renewable Energy Alliance brings together the Global Wind Energy Council, the Global Solar Council, the International Geothermal Association, the International Hydropower Association, and the Green Hydrogyn Organisation to jointly support efforts to tackle climate change with a stronger and more aligned voice.

Together, these renewable clean energy partners will increase overall collaboration and work to mobilize members and stakeholders to incentivize clean energy solutions and promote interconnectivity which is required for a clean energy transition.

See where the LDES Council is participating in panel discussions during COP27 here and join us on November 9th as we launch our latest research report, " Net-Zero Heat: Long Duration Energy Storage to accelerate energy system decarbonization". Register now to watch virtually at 16:00 EET.