1. EHA’s lobbying efforts in Brussels make a difference in key EU dossiers:

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).

 

  1. EHA is the point of reference for EU decision makers on national developments:

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 2016 the EHA is representing 21 national associations covering combined membership of over 300 companies and 100 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 (Cars 21, Future Transport Fuels Expert Group) to communicate local and national developments and report relevant EU policy to members.

 

  1. EHA facilitates links between industry and regional and local projects opportunities:
    In 2007 the EHA actively supported the establishment of the European Regions and Municipalities Partnership for fuel cells and hydrogen, HyRaMP, representing 21 regions in Europe. From 2008 till 2015 the EHA hosted HyRaMP’s, now HyER’s office, in Brussels linking industry with a growing number HyER members’ regional initiatives and funding opportunities.

 

  1. EHA is a dissemination instrument for FCH JU and other EU project results:

EHA supports the dissemination of currently 9 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.

 

  1. EHA is writing Europe’s hydrogen history:

–  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, Educational materials and
Authorisation procedures in European countries.

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