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

On 1 July the German government reached a political agreement, summarised in a Key Points Paper, on measures to achieve the objectives of the Energiewende (German energy transition) in a cost-effective and socially-acceptable manner. The agreement, which focuses on five areas for action, includes a proposal to boost support for CHP in the coming years.

The Key Points document estimates that the largest share of the additional CO₂ reduction will be covered by the measures addressing coal (and lignite) power plants, 2.7 GW of which will be assigned to a capacity reserve. The next most important measure in terms of CO₂emission reductions is providing additional support for the uptake of CHP plants, followed by further energy-efficiency measures in buildings, the public sector and industry.

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