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

The European Commission has published an online consultation to seek input on the review of the Action Plan for Energy Efficiency (EEAP). EU Heads of States and Governments have endorsed an ambitious European Energy policy which seeks to enable the European Union to reduce greenhouse gases by at least 20 %, to reduce energy consumption by 20 % and increase to 20 % the share of renewable energies in energy consumption by 2020. The  EEAP of 2006 was prepared and adopted with a view to intensify the process of realising the substantial cost-effective energy savings potential and the above-mentioned target on energy consumption reduction. The Plan’s running time is until 2012. A major mid-term review to evaluate its effectiveness and results was scheduled to take place in 2009. This internet consultation will support this evaluation and revision. It aims to collect views from interested parties on the effectiveness and results of the Action Plan so far, and on how best the EU may identify and initiate improved policy actions and measures which contribute to a maximum extent to the EU’s energy saving targets. The consultation will be open till August 3, 2009.