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Pumped storage hydropower critical for future clean energy systems

The government-led coalition says the world should get used to blackouts or risk reverting to fossil fuel as calls to scale up long-duration storage to support fast-growing solar and wind energy sources ramp up.

The International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower is a coalition of 13 governments, led by the US Department of Energy, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and involving more than 70 multilateral banks, research institutions, NGOs and public and private companies. The Forum was formed in November 2020 to research practical recommendations for governments and markets to address the need for green, long-duration energy storage in the clean energy transition.

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