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

During the September plenary of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Scottish Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson,  test-driving the Honda FCX Clarity. The car has a top speed of over 100 mph and can do 350 miles on a single hydrogen charge. Mr. Stevenson cautioned against the SNP Scottish Government’s new target for 80% of electricity being generated from renewables by 2020 from becoming a fixation with inefficient windfarms. The wind in Scotland blows enough for wind turbines to produce electricity only around 27% of the time. In the cold snap last spring, we experienced widespread high pressure and low wind speeds across the country. For several days, Britain’s wind turbines, said to be capable of delivering 5% of our electricity, in fact delivered only 0.2%.” Mr. Stevenson added “We need to invest a lot more resources into developing the hydrogen economy which, I believe, will be the next great Industrial Revolution.”