Some clear thinking emerging from the UK Energy and Climate Change Committee, who have called for changes to the regulatory regime to permit the storage market to flourish, and said that these are urgently required. Not news to anyone in the sector, but good to see that policy voice starting to shout.  

Even more encouragingly, the recently-released report reflects the recommendations of previous studies by the ADE and KPMG by stating that storage installations should be exempt from balancing charges and "from all double-charging of network charges".  

Whilst this is positive news, we await the forthcoming consultation on Charging with even more interest, and perhaps a modicum more optimism.