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
Where will EU Energy and Transport Policy come from in 2014 – 2020?

Over the last month various sketches of a new EU Commission surfaced but just before this monthly update was issued it is likely that there will be a Spanish Energy and Climate Commissioner who probably will need to confer closely with a Latvian Commissioner for “Energy Union”, the result of a long term effort of former former EC president Jacques Delors and former EU Parliament president Jerzy Buzek. Transport might end up in Czech hands and Environment will see a Danish Commissioner. Various dossiers that the EHA is following are waiting for new top level input in order to be moved forward, more specifically with regards to mandatory national plans, like the directive on a policy framework for Energy and Climate in the period from 2020 till 2030(COM 2015/14) including the fate of the Fuel Quality Directive. The appointment of Donal Tusk, the Polish prime minister, as the new president of the European Council will probably have consequences for the EU’s energy and transport ambitions with regards to innovation. In parallel talks of including transport in the ETS indicate an urgent  need for more detailed information on the potential impact of ETS inclusion at various carbon prices. The EHA with the support of our intern Barbara Pianese has mapped the EU Parliament members per region to engage them more effectively in FC and H2 support. In addition EHA communication manager Ahmed Aly Assam is in touch with our national member associations to ensure visibility of relevant EU project results in the different EU Member States to facilitate the integration of hydrogen in the national plans for alternative fuels (COM2014/18) and integrated roadmaps for energy technologies (COM2013/253).

Energy Storage ambition goes global
9 September, 2014The Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA) was recently established  to advance education, collaboration, knowledge and proven frameworks about the benefits of energy storage and how ..read on»
First HyResponse Workshop on H2 safety training a success!
8 September, 2014More than 70 participants attended the the first international HyResponse project workshop on hydrogen safety training for first responders co organized by FAST in cooperation ..read on»
EU CIVITAS Call of September 19 2014 invites creative movers
5 September, 2014CIVITAS CAPITAL is supporting the take-up of sustainable urban mobility measures in Europe through an Activity Fund ..read on»
Pipeline provides H2 to first Dutch TEN T corridor station !
3 September, 2014On September 3 , close to a TEN T corridor (afslag 19 A15) near Rotterdam,  the first Dutch public hydrogen, built and operated by ..read on»
Iberoamerican Congress on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells – Barcelona, 15-17 Oct 2014
29 August, 2014The Spanish Fuel Cells Association opens its doors to Ibero-America and organizes the Ibero-American Conference on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2014
Toyota reveals the price of its first commercial hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle
29 August, 2014The price of Toyota’s first commercial hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle which will be 7 million yen, which converts to roughly $70,000, £40,000 ..read on»
Driving green in Copenhagen
29 August, 2014Driving Green 2014 seems to become the biggest event in Denmark for sustainable and efficient road transport
SHFCA 6th annual conference in Aberdeen
27 August, 2014The 6th SHFCA Annual Conference will take place in Aberdeen on 1st and 2nd October, and is hosted by HyER member Aberdeen City Council. SHFCA members and expert speakers ..read on»
POWER-UP
20 August, 2014AFC Energy is preparing to build a stationary alkaline fuel cell power plant of ca ..read on»