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 is planning a Communication on energy technologies and innovation in the first half of 2013. As part of the preparation of this Communication a consultation has been published to collect the opinion from all relevant stakeholders. Its purpose is to consult on possible options for a European energy technologies policy and to receive feedback and additional ideas on this proposal. A public consultation by means of this online questionnaire offers the opportunity to all interested stakeholders to express their views in the preparation stage of the Communication.  In the consultation document reference to fuel cell and hydrogen technologies are made including on the role of hydrogen in energy storage (see picture on Enertrag system) The EHA is preparing a response to the consultation; your comments and suggestions are welcome (see below).