SOARING gas prices are a massive problem that has been “quietly warned about for years” and which has suddenly hit the front pages, according to the head of a Scottish firm at the forefront of green energy storage. Mark Wilson (below) is CEO of Intelligent Land Investments (ILI) Group, which specialises in pumped storage hydro (PSH), which sees water pumped from a lower reservoir to a higher one at times when there is more energy being produced on the grid than is needed. This energy is stored until required and he said the technology already provides 95% of the world’s energy storage. ILI has projects under way at Red John on Loch Ness, Corrievarkie at Loch Ericht and Balliemeanoch at Loch Awe, which is said will help off-set hundreds of millions of tonnes of CO2 over their lifetimes.
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