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

Spring seems to have arrived in Brussels, especially with regards to new actions on cleaning transport in the EU. Several recent proposals of the EU Spanish presidency, the new Commission and EU Parliament call to speed up support for co-called Clean and Energy Efficient Vehicles. The EHA took action and submitted a position paper as contribution to the consultation of the EU Enterprise and Industry Directorate on an EU Clean and Energy Efficient Vehicles strategy, emphasizing the need for a coordinated, energy efficient electric transport infrastructure build-up for electric battery and fuel cell electric vehicles. In addition we co-organized, together with HyER (formerly HyRaMP) and the West Midlands in Europe office and with the support of ERTRAC and the FCH JU, a very successful policy event on this topic on March 23, during the EU Sustainable Energy Week. The new EHA/DWV Strategy Paper was presented at this event to the director of Automotive in the Commission, Philippe Jean, who is responsible for the new strategy. The paper outlines the role of hydrogen as an energy carrier in the new global energy system, pointing to the need of the efficient use of primary energy sources in electric transport infrastructure planning. The paper can be downloaded here.

NHA Hydrogen Conference & Expo, 3-6 May 2010, Long Beach California
3 May, 2010The NHA Hydrogen Conference and Expo is the largest hydrogen conference in the U.S
EU Intelligent Energy for Europe 2010 Call for proposals is out
30 March, 2010Some € 56 million will be made available, supporting up to 75% of the eligible project costs.The programme will be funding capacity building; building and ..read on»
EHA presents its Energy Infrastructure 21 Paper at Electric Transport Event at EU Sustainable Energy Week March 23, 2010
24 March, 2010The vice president of DWV, the German hydrogen and fuel cell association, Andreas Ziolek, and EHA's executive director Marieke Reijalt presented the third EHA/DWV strategy ..read on»
EHA organised Session on Electric Transport at EU Sustainable Energy Week March 23, 2010
23 March, 2010Local initiatives to integrate electric transport applications in urban transport systems are accelerating throughout Europe ..read on»
EHA position paper on a EU Clean and Energy Efficient Vehicles Strategy.
15 March, 2010The EHA presented its views on the need for a coordinated and accelerated approach to electric transport infrastructure build-up for both battery and fuel cell ..read on»
International Regulation on Electric and Hybride Car Safety adopted
10 March, 2010The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) adopted the first international regulation on safety of both fully electric and hybrid cars.  The regulation adopted ensures that cars with a high voltage electric power train, such as hybrid and fully electric vehicles, are as safe as conventional cars. Typically, electric vehicles operate at very high voltages, in the range of 500 Volts. Therefore it is essential to require protection against the risk of electric shocks. The revised UNECE Regulation 100 will ensure the safety of electric cars by setting out how users of cars shall be protected from the high voltage parts of cars. For example, it prescribes a test procedure that uses a standardized ‘test finger’ to check protection all over the car.
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New EU Climate Action Commissioner announces new EU Climate Strategy 2030
10 March, 2010Commissioner Connie Hedegaard of Climate Action presented the new EU strategy to the EU Parliament on March 9 indicating that international negotiations must ensure that the ..read on»
EU 2020 will look greener, smarter and more inclusive
4 March, 2010The Europe 2020 Strategy, launched by the Commission on March 3 should steer Europe out of the crisis and prepare EU economy for the next ..read on»
City of Hamburg signs major agreement for more hydrogen vehicles and hydrogen refuelling stations.
25 March, 2009On 24 March 2009, Daimler, Shell, TOTAL, Vattenfall Europe, and hySOLUTIONS signed an agreement with the City of Hamburg to build a low-emission fleet of ..read on»