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

As the EHA is entering its second decade of promoting hydrogen as a clean and flexible fuel, marked with a re-vamped website, EU policy makers increasingly consider the requirements of the use of hydrogen in their new policy.
The report of the Commission’s Future Transport Fuels  Expert Group (see under EU Policy), that was presented on Janaury 25 by EU Transport Commissioner Kallas, to which the EHA contributed, included a large section on the role of hydrogen in decarbonizing Europe’s transport.  The EHA, together with the FCH JU, NEW IG and HyER (formerly HyRaMP) sent a joint letter to the EU Energy Council of February 4 to draw EU ministers’ attention to the role of hydrogen in  making grids smarter and help solve the considerable energy storage needs  Europe’s electricity system will be  facing in the next decades. This will also be the topic of an EU Parliament seminar on March 16, 2011, sponsored by the ALDE Group to which the EHA is invited to contribute.