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

MEP’s voted to change Commission proposals requiring manufacturers to cut their vehicles’ average CO2 emissions from current levels of around 160g/km to 120g/km by 2012. Instead, it proposed that carmakers would only be required to ensure that 60% of their fleet meets the target by 2012, with 70% compliance by 2013, 80% by 2014 and 100% by 2015.  The Parliament Committee decided also that certain cars, emitting less than 50g/km or running on alternative fuels would count  as ‘one-and-a-half cars’, thereby bringing their overall average down. Zero-emissions cars would count as three cars until 2015. It also imposed fines on carmakers for breaching the limits set at €40 per excess gramme of CO2 – less than half of the €95 penalty the Commission proposed. The Parliament will vote in plenary later this year.