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
EHA Climate Brief Week 34: heat is on high heels!

34 weeks after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report on the action that would be required to keep global temperatures within a 1.5 degrees Celsius target, i.e. global carbon emissions  to fall 50 percent by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050,, Northern Europe became one of the hottest places on earth for a few days.  The latest analysis from the World Weather Attribution network indicated that Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands  saw new temperature records, of  41.8C, 41.5C and 40.7C, respectively, with Paris experiencing the  hottest ever day on July 25, 2019, with 42.6C. According to Dr Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, a member of the WWA network from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute “….it was much more extreme than any other heatwave we’ve looked at over the last few years. [It impacted] France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, western Germany, eastern England and also parts of Scandinavia – and at the moment it’s inducing a large melting event over Greenland.

Recent weather events as well as the continuing phasing out of fossil power, will need to be reflected in  the new EU Commission priorities. As gender balance seems high on the new Commission president’s, as is climate change already when she topped that as top of the list priority as Germany’s defense minsiter, a quick scan across the board of EU Directorates,  national ministries and energy companies results a rapidly  increasing list  of  climate (and hydrogen!) savvy female leaders in EU’s energy transition:

As of August 1,2019 Ditte Juul-Jørgensen is expected to bring a new breeze of market-proof, Danish?, clean energy reality as new Director General of Energy, having served as a Head of Unit in Trade and Sustainable development from 2007 – 2011 and recently as chief of the cabinet of ” strongheaded” Competitition Commisioner Margrethe Vestager.

Germany promotes International Power to X secretariat in Berlin
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