2006: <Titre>Green paper Green Paper European strategy for sustainable, competitive and secure
energy: EHA submitted key amendments that were integrated in final text;</Titre>
2007: Regulation to set up the Joint Undertaking for fuels cells and hydrogen
(FCH JU): EHA secured supportive EU Parliament rapporteur;
2008: EHA secured inclusion of hydrogen in EU’s 10% renewable energy in transport target in EU Renewable Energy Directive and lobbied for harmonized measurements;
2009: Green Paper on Sustainable Transport for Europe: EHA suggested to include fuel cell electric vehicles in electro-mobility definition: accepted;
2010: EU Energy Strategy 2011–2020 Communication and Energy infrastructure
priorities also beyond 2020 include EHA suggestion to include H2;
2011: White Paper on Transport includes references to link SET Plan suggested by EHA. Active EHA participation in WG Cars 21 to ensure consideration H2 infrastructure issues.
2012: EHA secured first hydrogen project in TEN T program through active lobbying for CEF;
2013: EHA became an associate partner of the European Association for Storage of Energy and participated in development of EU Roadmap for Energy Storage technologies together with EC.
2014: EHA became partner of the UNFCCC Climate Technology Centre and Network, CTCN.
2015: EHA established cooperation with consultancy who is supporting EU on developing national policy frameworks for Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive (COM2014/94).
2016 : EHA supported the preparation and submitted a proposal for the CEF Synergy establishing the necessary links between clean energy and clean transport and pushed the development of an EU initiative on Positive Energy Blocks that facilitated the inclusion of Local Energy Communities in the proposal for a new Directive on the Internal Energy Market Design.
In 2000 six national hydrogen organisations established the European Hydrogen Association (EHA) to promote the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier in Europe; in 2017 the EHA is representing 15 national associations covering combined membership of over 200 companies and research institutes active in hydrogen and fuel cell development in Europe. This unique representation enables the EHA to be invited to key EU Commission transport and energy policy working groups meetings ( European Technology and Innovation Partnership on Smart Networks and Energy Transition) to communicate local and national developments and report relevant EU policy to members.
EHA supports the dissemination of currently 6 FCH JU projects involving its national association members and maintains relevant project results on its website. This allows national and local stakeholders to gain insight in results, impact of key developments to engage national actors.
– EHA collects information on relevant national and regional incentives;
– EHA website: 80.000 unique visitors/year, Googling “Europe Hydrogen” shows EHA first;
– Monthly updates with extensive EU policy, national and industry updates;
– EHA maintains databases on EU dossiers and legislation, Public Hydrogebn refuelling stations, Educational materials and
Authorisation procedures in European countries.