100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply
Introduction

January marked the start of a crucial year for the EU at a critical moment for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in Europe. Most of the  massive economic recovery plans that are being announced at EU and national level all link financial support are linked to sustainable development. The EHA Board on Janaury  27 therefore discussed  a set of key messages that will be presented to EU and national decision makers to emphasize the key role of hydrogen as a clean energy vector to facilitate EU’s energy and tranport policy goals and stimulate economic recovery. In many European countries constructive efforts are underway (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Spain,  France, Italy) to establish national strategic alliances  mirroring the EU Joint Undertaking for fuel cells and hydrogen to support the uptake of the first applications. Many regions and large municipalities are important catalysts in this process. The EHA is committed to expand its support to these initiaitves in 2009. On March 4, 2009 in Brussels the EHA organizes a National Strategy Round Table and National Association Workshop at the EU project Roads2HyCom seminar on Regional development . For more information see under EHA in Action.

Hydrogen and the EU Economic Recovery Plan.
29 January, 2009The Commission unveiled a € 3,5 bln proposal for a Regulation to grant Community support to strategic energy projects that is part of its Economic ..read on»
Daimler starts small series production of fuel cell vehicles in summer 2009.
28 January, 2009In an interview with the German car magazine "Auto Motor und Sport" on January 28, 2009 Daimler's CEO, Dieter Zetsche announced the start of small ..read on»
EHA Board discusses cooperation with new JTI interim director.
27 January, 2009The EHA Board invited the new interim director of the JTI, Philippe Vannson, to its last meeting last Janaury 27 in Brussels to discuss topics ..read on»
City of CO2penhagen orders hydrogen vehicles.
23 January, 2009The Copenhagen City Council plans to purchase 15 hydrogen-powered vehicles to showcase the local authority's sustainable energy initiatives in time for the Copenhagen Climate Conference ..read on»
Hydrogen Reformers and EU’s new Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive
22 January, 2009The EU Parliament Environment Committee approved a report on the new Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Directive on Janaury 22, 2009 , that will ..read on»
EU Commissioner of Transport announced content Action Plan on Urban Transport.
21 January, 2009The EU Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani, in charge of Transport announced today the action plan at EU level to tackle the chronic problems created ..read on»
Italian government funds new hydrogen and fuel cell projects
21 January, 2009The Italian Ministry of Industry presented the 30 winning proposals on Energy Efficiency , among which three on hydrogen and fuel cells, that will be ..read on»
EU Parliament votes for more stringent emission targets in 2050.
21 January, 2009In a own intiative report on the EU's Second Strategic Energy Review  that was proposed by the European Commission in November 2008 and includes Energy ..read on»
EHA sends request to EU Commission for particpation in ETS benchmarking
21 January, 2009 After the vote on the Emission Trading System ETS, last December the EU Commission is now embarking on a tedious task to adopt Community ..read on»