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The U.S. has the largest amount of new energy storage deployments ever

The first quarter of 2019 brought the largest amount of new U.S. energy storage deployment on record, a new report shows.

Data: Wood Mackenzie report; Chart: Axios Visuals

Oil-and-gas giant Total's foray into China battery tech

Total refinery
Total refinery in Germany. Photo: Andia/UIG via Getty Images

Oil-and-gas giant Total on Thursday announced a joint venture with the Tianneng Group, a Chinese battery maker, to expand production in China.

Why it matters: It's the latest sign of oil majors' deepening forays into energy storage tech with vehicle and power grid applications.