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 last July  opened a consultation on the Second Strategic Energy Review. In the context of the rapid change in the global energy situation, with the main lines of EU energy policy established, both the European Council (March 2008 European Council, Presidency conclusions, par.25) and the European Parliament (European Parliament Resolution (2007)413 “Towards a common European foreign policy on energy”) have underlined the importance which they attach to enhancing the energy security of the EU and its Member States and to further developing the external dimension of the EU energy policy. Responding to this, the 2nd Strategic Energy Review to be prepared by the Commission and will focus mainly on the related issues of security of supply and external relations. In its contribution the EHA emphasized the need for support and collaboration on more efficient use of conventional fuels in for example fuel cells and the development of energy storage solutions including hydrogen. The consultation closed on September 10, 2008.