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 recently opened the public consultation for the Energy Roadmap 2050. The consultation period will run from December 20, 2011 untill March 7, 2011.

The Energy Roadmap 2050 will aim at presenting different pathways to reach the objectives in the sector. It will address the established objectives of EU energy policy – sustainability, energy security and competitiveness, and focus on how energy security and competitiveness can be improved throughout the transition to a low-carbon energy system. The European Commission has invited the public to submit their comments.

Target groups include: Public authorities, Member States authorities, private organisations, industry associations, SMEs, citizens, consumer organisations, trade unions, NGOs, environmental organisations, Notified Bodies, Consultancies, Workers Employers’ federations, other relevant stakeholders and Citizens (inside and outside of the European Union).

The consultation is in an online questionnaire format, and can be viewed following the link: Energy Roadmap 2050