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

EU transport ministers in Brussels on March 22, 2012  agreed on a €31.7-billion EU plan to remove cross-border bottlenecks, upgrading infrastructure, and streamlining cross-border transport operations  Europe’s Transeuropean Network for Transport, TEN T . The new TEN T Guidelines also include important  references to the need for infrastructure for alternative fuels

Siim Kallas, European Commissioner for Transport, said that although discussions on financing through the so-called Connecting Europe Facility CEF would still need tough discussion, the deal was “a very important achievement” that would s, tart to move Europe away from a patchwork of national networks towards a pan-European hub.

“Ministers have today given strong political backing for plans to build the strategic transport connections necessary to fuel Europe’s future economic growth,” he said.

The proposed regulation still needs to be approved by the European Parliament. The Commission says that “with political will” this could happen in the first half of 2013.