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In view of the recently announced financing programmes of the European Energy Programme for Recovery (see under EU Policy), that covers support for new Interconnections, Wind ans CCS, the EU Green Car Initiative, Clean Bus Financing Facility and  Renewable Energy Financing Facility, all including billions of Euros of cofinancing or facilitated loans, the EHA at its Annual General Meeting on June 17, 2009 in Brussels will be focussing on potential links of these porgrammes with hydrogen developments in the presence of the representatives of the European Investment Bank and the JTI Governing Board .  In order to continue sustainable progress in the commercialisation of market ready hydrogen and fuel cell products, leveraging  of EU, national and local support will be crucial.  Recent support for electric vehicles and battery development will only accelerate this process, but only if long term finacial support for hydrogen and fuel cells is guaranteed. The EHA's Annual General Assembly and EHA's National Association Meeting on June 17 will also discuss the role of the EHA and national associations to coordinate structured developments and to ensure complementary funding at national and local level. Please register for both events by writing an email to
EHA attended conference “Sustainable Development, a challenge for European Research”
27 May, 2009 On May 26-28, 2009 the European Commission organised a tree day conference on "Sustainable Development, a challenge for European Research" more
EHA to meet with Brussels Environment Agency to discuss H2 strategy
20 May, 2009 In order to ensure greater visibility of hydrogen applications to Brussels key decsion makers, the EHA has facilitated several meetings between EHA members and EU and Brussels  institutions more
EEPR Call published: € 3,93 bln for CCS, Wind and Interconnections
29 May, 2009 The European Energy Programme for Recovery, EEPR,  regulation establishes a financing instrument for the development of projects in the field of energy in the EU more
MIT predicts global temperatures will rise twice as much.
20 May, 2009 Earth's median surface temperature could rise 5.2 degrees C) by 2100, the scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found, compared to a 2003 study that projected a median temperature increase of 4.3 degrees F (2.4 degrees C) more
EIB gives boost of € 750 mln in loans to develop clean vehicles.
13 May, 2009 The European Investment Bank (EIB) on May 12 approved €750 million in loans to European-based automotive companies worth  to develop cleaner vehicles more
EU Parliament approves 3.89 bln in energy funding
07 May, 2009 The EU Parliament, on the day before MEP's will be on their election campaign trails, approved funding for several energy projects to be initiaited before the end of 2010.  The projects are part of a €5 billion economic recovery plan  which also includes €1.02 billion to broadband Internet connections and rural development more
Online: new website Joint Undertaking for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen
31 May, 2009 The EU Joint Undertaking for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen (JU FCH) has put its new website online with information on calls, projects and events more
Morphic Energy Fuel Cell signed a contract with Narbonne Associates for the dissemination of its Polaris 140 Fuel Cell
18 May, 2009 On May 15, 2009, a Swedish engineering group, Morphic Exergy Fuel Cells who operates in the areas of fuels cells and wind power, signed a contract with the Narbonne Associates of France for the dissemination of its Polaris 140 portable fuel cell, having a guarantee of minimum value of SEK 48m for Exergy more
Marie Curie Hydrogen Research Network meets in Warsaw
23 May, 2009 The third meeting Marie Curie Research Training Network "Hydrogen" will take place from October 21-25, 2009 in Warsaw more
Baden-Wuerttemberg award for innovative fuel cel technology 2009
15 May, 2009 In recognition of exceptional developments in one of the new century's most fascinating technologies, and to stimulate further innovation, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Environment and the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation are - for the ninth time - inviting entries for the f-cell award, sponsored by the State of Baden-Württemberg.The f-cell award is presented in recognition of new fuel cell technology with the potential for practical application more
HyNor Partnership and StatoilHydro Officially Open Hydrogen Highway
12 May, 2009 The HyNor Partnership and StatoilHydro inaugurated the  Norwegian hydrogen highway, HyNor  on 11 May 2009 at StatoilHydro's new hydrogen station at Økern in Oslo more