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
LA Auto Show
When: 28 November, 2012

The LA Auto Show is an annual auto show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in late November/early December. The LA Auto Show is an OICAsanctioned international exhibition and also endorsed by the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association. It is open to the public for ten days each year, filling 760,000 square feet (71,000 m2) of exhibit space.

Every year the LA Auto Show kicks off with two press days full of activity for journalists, designers and industry representatives alike. In 2008, the show had a record number of debuts with 23 world debuts and 15 North American debuts. Press days also include a breakfast sponsored by the Motor Press Guild, the “Green Car of the Year” award presented by Green Car Journal, the Design LA Conference, which includes the announcement of the winning Design Challenge entry, and the newest addition to press days, the Green Cars Ride & Drive. Automobile Designers finish out the Design LA Conference on Thursday night of press days at the Designers’ Night Reception.

The first event to kick off the show to the public is the annual charity event, Sneak Preview Night, which takes place on the Thursday night before the first public day. General and gold area tickets are available to purchase for this festive event and all proceeds are donated to Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles and One Voice.

Temporary infrastructure consortia for low-carbon refuelling deployment, study suggests
7 March, 2012The European Think Tank Bruegel launched a study sponsored by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking FCH JU, entitled “Public Support for the Energy and Transport System Transition”on February 2, 2012, calling for the integration of transport in Europe’s Emission Trading System to ensure the rapid commercialisation of  new technologies like fuel cell powered vehicles.
“To enable the private sector to make the necessary investments for development and deployment of the technologies needed for the energy and transport system transition, a set of smart policies needs to be implemented.” 
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EU Council supports pilot phase of project bonds for energy and transport infrastructure
7 March, 2012The Commission had put forward a proposal on a pilot project on project bonds.
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Hamburg opens Europe’s largest hydrogen fuelling station
5 March, 2012The HafenCity, supported by the German federal government through the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology, was officially inaugurated in Hamburg.
The fuelling station will be operated by Vattenfall and will supply renewable hydrogen to both cars and buses. The plant is part of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership between Hamburg and Berlin and its total capacity of 760 kg of hydrogen per day makes it the largest of such a kind in Europe.
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Fuel Cell Today publishes Report on Fuel Cells and Hydrogen in Finland
2 March, 2012Fuel Cell Today has published a series of five reports on the Nordic countries, one which gives a brief overview of the energy context in Finland.  Finland’s particular strength is in the use of wood-based biomass for energy. Over a fifth of its primary energy consumption is met by bioenergy, one of the highest proportions among the OECD member countries, and it has the highest share of biomass in electricity generation in the world.
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EHA collects hydrogen storage facts across Europe
1 March, 2012The European Commission last October presented its Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) (COM 2011/665) as a new financial instrument to boost investment in key EU  Transport ..read on»
Air Products integrates a hydrogen plant at refinery
1 March, 2012 Air Products and ExxonMobil have launched a new hydrogen plant built in the ExxonMobil refinery in Rotterdam.  
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EHA chairman moderates Daimler presentation at EU Parliament
28 February, 2012EU support for fuel cell electric power train development will ensure that Europe keeps its competitive edge in fuel cell electric power train development in the global roll-out of electric vehicles. Daimler director for Strategic energy projects and market development BEV / FCV,  Joerg Wind presented the view of Daimler of the role of different power trains in future transport applications in a packed session at the EU Parliament on February 28, 2012.  Invited by Bulgarian MEP  Vladko Todorov Panayotov, EHA president Ian Willamson moderated the session, referring to the role of  the EHA and its 21 national association and industry members, including Linde, Air Products, Air Liquide,  SHEL, Ballast Nedam and  ENI,  to facilitate roll-out of the required hydrogen infrastructure at national and local level.
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Honda promotes Hydrogen in Europe
28 February, 2012Honda has recently  joined the Clean Energy Partnership  (CEP) to drive further hydrogen adoption in Europe.   
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Twelve New Hydrogen Stations Added Globally in 2011
28 February, 2012According to the latest annual evaluation by H2stations.org, twelve new hydrogen refuelling stations opened throughout the world in 2011.
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