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

Industry for Europe, a movement composed of 92 European industry associations, including Hydrogen Europe, have published a Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy. The European manufacturing industry, representing a large range of sectors has called on the European Commission to:
– Reaffirm its commitment to reaching the target of 20% of GDP from industry, with an ambitious and realistic timeline;
– Adopt an Action Plan to tackle the challenges that the industrial sectors are facing, in the framework of a Communication that would include concrete steps and milestones; and
– Commit to implement this Action Plan in a timely manner and regularly report on progress.

Member states and the European Parliament clearly stated their full support for a strong European industrial strategy via the European Council Conclusions calling to strengthen and modernize the EU’s industrial base (15 December 2016) and the Parliament Resolution on the need for a European reindustrialization policy (5 October 2016).