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 Directorate-General For Climate Action has launched a public consultation on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from road transport. It aims at obtaining the views of individuals and organisations on the relevance and impact of the proposed strategy and legislation.

 

The results will feed into the Commission’s decision-making on EU regulations for cars, vans and heavy duty vehicles.

The EU is currently committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions 80-95% by 2050, compared with their level in 1990. in order to achieve this reduction at the lowest cost, the “Roadmap For Moving To A Competitive Low Carbon Economy In 2050” estimates that transport-sector emissions should be cut by 50-70% by 2050.

The Commission intends to propose revisions to the regulations for car and van emissions for 2020. For Heavy Duty Vehicles there is at present no EU regulation of their greenhouse gas emissions and the Commission intends to put forward a strategy for addressing these.

The consultation will remain online until 09 December 2011.

For more information see: EC Consultation