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

On July 13th 2010  Member of European Parliament, Lena-Kolarska Bobinska, sumitted the report to the European Parliament Towards a new Energy Strategy for Europe 2011-2020.

Ms. Bobinska aims to establish an Energy Strategy which achieves the Lisbon Treaty objectives and the 20-20-20 climate package targets.

Within the text, many aspects are adressed including the Promotion of energy research & development and innovation. Hydrogen is included within this section mentioning the European Parliament, “Supports the development of cost-efficient new technologies for electrical storage, including the use of hydrogen and other fuel cells, which would allow to increase the share of variable renewables;”

The overall text is currenty being amended and reshaped, thus EHA will be keeping a close watch to monitor any new developments.

To review the report click here.