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 EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), an initiative by the European Commission, has been running since 2006. It is coordinated by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, in close cooperation withthe European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy. EU Sustainable Energy Week showcases activities dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. It aims to spread best practice, inspire new ideas and build alliances to help meet the EU’s energy and climate goals.

The High Level Policy Conference is an event centred around sustainable energy policy. It takes place in Brussels (Charlemagne and Committee of the Regions’ buildings) from 25 to 27 June 2013 and will include some 40 conferences organised by both European institutions and external stakeholders. These conferences will be accompanied by an exhibition and a variety of side events.

 

DG MOVE session – 25 June 2013, 14h30 – 17h30

Venue: Committee of the Regions, Brussels – Room JDE 52

Sustainable energy for transport with alternative fuels

Alternative fuels for transport should improve the security of energy supply by diversifying resources and supply routes. Substitution of oil with clean low-CO2 fuels, contributes to decarbonisation of transport and improvement of air quality at the same time.

 

The Clean Power for Transport package presented by the European Commission this year sets out a strategy for the gradual introduction of alternatives to oil in all transport modes and defines targets for a minimum infrastructure coverage to be achieved by 2020.

 

The conference will discuss the prospects for the envisaged broad market development of alternative fuels, in view of recent political and technical developments.

Please see full agenda attached.