EHA AGM highlights relevant EU policy and New Members H2 Activities

The Annual General Meeting of the EHA on June 26, 2014 confronted a line up of key EU policy requiring Member States to develop national plans for alternative fuel infrastructure by 2016, action plans on the integration of clean energy technologies by 2016 and national plans foreseen in the Communication Energy and Climate 2013 (COM 2014/15) that came out beginning 2014. The EHA in close cooperation with its National association members seeks to actively ensure the presence of the use of hydrogen and fuel cells in these plans.
The need to address the role of hydrogen in cleaning up Europe’s fuel mix was discussed with Lars Müller of DG CLIMA who is responsible for the to the Fuel Quality Directive that is currently under review. Mr. Müller invited the EHA members to submit suggestions and ideas on the role of hydrogen in reducing the greenhouse gas content of EU fuel mix. Philippe Vannson,  responsible head of unit for the FCH JU explained to Annual General Meeting the focus of the FCH JU II pr gram that will be launched on July 9.  He also addressed the concern of the EHA national members in Eastern Europe that the FCH JU allows sufficient funding for material research and basic research as in their countries that is is still the area where most of the H2 and FC activities in their countries are taking place.

The EHA also welcomed the Irish Hydrogen Association and the Anadolu University’s Institute of Natural Sciences in Eskisehir in Turkey, that hopes to establish a Turkish Association in the near future,  as new members. James Flynn of the Irish Hydrogen Associated mentioned that although few hydrogen developments are taking place in Ireland, recently the Irish government has asked the association to give input on the role of hydrogen for the new national Energy Plan.

EHA president Ian Williamson welcomed the Latvian Hydrogen Association as a new board candidate for the EHA, highlighting the aim of the EHA to support the needs of the broader European hydrogen and fuel cell community in all European countries, beyond the EU Member States, in developing a sustainable hydrogen infrastructure linking FC and H2 applications to clean transport and clean local energy networks.

Energy Infrastructure 21 – Role of Hydrogen in Addressing the Challenges in the new Global Energy System
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Hydrogen and Fuel Cells as Strong Partners of Renewable Energy Systems
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Where will the energy for hydrogen production come from?
In recent years, the question has been asked repeatedly "Where will the hydrogen come from?" This question is important, but can only be answered if one considers a more fundamental question "where will our energy come from in the coming decades?" Today it mainly comes from finite fossil and nuclear energy carriers; in the long term, it will come from renewable energies More info >>
Fueling a Brussels’ autumn for clean fuel from clean energy
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Hydrogen Safety Training for First Responders first workshop in France
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FCH JU II Call of proposal 2014: infodays in Brussels and Milan
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Lifting fuel cell powered material handling to new H2eights in Europe
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EHA and HyER (formerly HyRaMP) call for coordinated support for Hydrogen Infrastructure Build-up
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Press Releases 2010
EHA and HyER (formerly HyRaMP) call for coordinated support for hydrogen infrastructure build-up - 20/10/10 New president of the European Hydrogen Association, Ian Williamson, will address meeting of EU Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” 23/06/10 Clean and Energy Efficient Vehicles need - Clean and Energy Efficient Infrastructure 28/04/10 More info >>
Press Releases 2009
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EHA National Association’s meeting, Brussels 22 June 2010
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EHA EUSEW presentations available.
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EHA National Association Workshop
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A portfolio of power-trains for Europe: a fact-based analysis
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World Bioenergy Clean Vehicles & Fuels 2009 – 16-18 September 2009
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