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
H2Spotting in Jumbo Energy Plan for “all Europeans”

Bear with us! This will be our largest introduction to our  monthly news brief so far as the European Commission presented on November 30, 2016 an enormous package (see photo) of measures of updates to its Energy Union. The new package, entitled “Clean Energy for all Europeans” contains three primary goals: putting energy efficiency first (yess binding targets!), achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers. What has been made clear in the package is the centrality of the consumer in becoming a central player in future energy markets. Demonstrated by the changes and emphasis on transparency and regulation. Thereby making it easier for civil society to get involved and help achieve  the EU to cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030.

In the package the Communication on Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation  recognises the importance of energy storage and electro-mobility as a priority area for clean energy research and innovation, next to decarbonisation of the building stock, and the integration of renewables including these topics with a budget of  €2 billion in thel 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme a 35% increase compared to 2014-2015. In comparison Japan invested $700 mln  in energy storage alone in 2015!

Vice-President for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič stated: “Today’s proposals touch upon all clean energy related sectors: research and innovation, skills, buildings, industry, transport, digital, finance to name but a few.”Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete said: “Our proposals provide a strong market pull for new technologies, set the right conditions for investors, empower consumers, make energy markets work better and help us meet our climate targets.”

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[email protected] 22: 20 mln public fleet EV by 2020
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Hydrorail Thunder Bay
30 November, 2016Thunder Bay, Canada has become a centre of attraction in hydrogen transport with the potential for the transportation company Bombardier to start building a hydrogen ..read on»
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Shell Hydrogen Refuelling Stations
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Clean Transport moves COP22
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