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
Elections point to need to secure positive energy for Europe

The results of this weeks European elections will need some serious reflection of all Brussels stakeholders, including organisations promoting positive energy like EHA,  on how to engage more of Europe in sustainable growth towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon, competitive but fair economy. The dynamics in EU’s decision making bodies are set to be changed and the arrival of new policy makers in the EU Parliament could offer an opportunity to change pace and message: from where and when to here and now!

Recent studies of the OECD on the 3,5 trillion dollar annual health costs of pollution  and the in-depth study on European energy security and  comprehensive plan on how to reduce EU energy dependence that the EU Commission presented on May 28, 2014, could help switch gears on getting serious with alternative solutions and technologies like hydrogen and fuel cells.

As global energy demand is growing and is expected to increase by 27% by 2030, the chilling facts are that more than 50% of the EU’s energy needs are covered by external suppliers: in 2012 almost 90% of oil, 66% of gas and 42% of solid fuels consumed in the EU were imported, representing a bill of more than €1 billion per day.

EHA continues support for the EU Expert Group on Future Transport Fuels
2 June, 2014Since 2010 the EHA has been active in the European Expert Group on Future Transport Fuels (EGFTF) that had been created by the European Commission ..read on»
Bon voyage: hitting the clean roads of Europe – H2 at EUSEW 2014
2 June, 2014 The road to decarbonised road transport is paved with good intentions, ambitious targets and – following developments in the European Commission’s Clean Power for Transport ..read on»
5th joint meeting of the fuel cell and hydrogen NRW platform
28 May, 2014On 12th June, the  fifth joint meeting of the  fuel cell and hydrogen platform NRW will be held in the Gas and Heat-Institut (GWI) in Essen. Please find ..read on»
OECD study reveals health cost of road transport emissions
27 May, 2014The cost of air pollution to the world’s largest economies runs into the trillions of euros, with emissions from road transport accounting for about half ..read on»
EHA supports fifth IPHE H2igher Edcuational Encounter in Oslo
23 May, 2014On May 19 the University of Oslo hosted the the fourth H2igher Educational Rounds organised by the Working Group Education of the International Partnership for ..read on»
EHA becomes Network partner of UNFCCC Climate Technology Centre and Network
20 May, 2014ThE EHA has recently been approved as a Network partner by the Climate Technology Center and Network (CTCN). The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) ..read on»