Fuel Cell Europe’s response to the EU Strategic European Energy Review ;
The European Commission released a Strategic European Energy Review (SEER) on January 10th. Top priority is given to security of supply, as well as greenhouse gas emissions, with the aim to cut by 2020 CO2 emission by 20% compared to 1990. The Review also seeks to encourage cross-border inter-connections and to stimulate competition between national energy companies operating in the internal market.
While The Strategic Energy Review’s aim is to have a market penetration of hydrogen fuel cells in the 2030 time horizon, the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform foresees the start of a mass-market roll-out of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles representing up to 1.8 million vehicles in sales as soon as 2020. Before that, it is anticipated that stationary and portable fuel cell applications will have been deployed massively across Europe.
Fuel Cell Europe brings together a wide variety of European fuel cell companies, innovative SMEs, energy companies, automobile manufacturers and researchers. As the industry’s voice, Fuel Cell Europe’s mission is to accelerate the research and deployment of world-class European fuel cell technologies for applications in transport, stationary and portable power. Fuel Cell Europe is established as an activity of the World Fuel Cell Council e.V. Brussels’ office: 44 rue des Palais, B-1030, Brussels.
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