The new Hydrogen Territories Platform was launched on 23 September 2020. The HTP will help to identify local replication opportunities for the development, deployment, and exploitation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for integrated local energy systems.
This Hydrogen Territories Platform (HTP) was developed within the FCH-JU funded BIG HIT project to support replication of the local energy systems model. The HTP will provide information and modelling tools to support and inform the wider development and replication of this model to other islands and isolated territories. The new HTP website is now live: http://h2territory.eu/
The European Commission has released their plans for the integrated energy system of the future with clean hydrogen. This new approach to Powering a Climate-neutral Economy sets out an integrated energy system using hydrogen to support the decarbonisation of industry, transport, power generation and buildings across Europe. The international dimension is an integral part of the EU approach.
Clean hydrogen offers new opportunities for re-designing Europe’s energy partnerships with both neighbouring countries and regions, together with its international, regional and bilateral partners, advancing supply diversification and helping design stable and secure supply chains. The EU Hydrogen Strategy addresses how to transform this potential into reality, through investments, regulation, market creation and research and innovation.
The steady rise of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere continues unabated. 0n 4th June 2020 scientists from the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced that the seasonal peak has reached 417 parts per million CO2. The atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels measured at the Mauna Loa Observatory reached a seasonal peak of 417.1 parts per million in May 2020, the highest monthly reading ever recorded and are now at levels not experienced by the Earth’s atmosphere in several million years.
The postponed COP26 UN climate conference will now take place in Glasgow from Monday 1st to Friday 12th November 2021. The Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) have now agreed the new dates for the COP26 UN climate conference which will be held at the SEC in Glasgow.
In the run up to November 2021, the UK as hosts will continue to work with all involved to increase climate action, build resilience and lower emissions. The new date will also allow the UK and our Italian partners to harness their incoming G7 and G20 presidencies in driving climate ambition.
The Cenex-LCV and Cenex-CAM events will now be taking place on 18th and 19th November 2020 as on-line events. Cenex-LCV is the UK's leading low carbon vehicle event, and Cenex-Connected Automated Mobility (Cenex-CAM) will showcase Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technology and projects. Both of these premier low carbon vehicle events will be attended by all major stakeholders and decision makers for low carbon transport including key manufacturers, supply chain representatives, and government officials. For further details please visit the Cenex-LCV website: https://www.cenex-lcv.co.uk/about
The annual FCH JU Programme Review Days will take place on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 November 2020 in Brussels. The Review Days will precede the Stakeholder Forum on 26 November 2020, and further information will be available closer to the date of the events. Follow the FCH JU website and social media channels for more updates.
This year’s Stakeholder Forum will take place on Thursday 26 November in Brussels. The Programme Review Days on 24-25 November 2020 will precede the Forum, and further information will be available closer to the date of the events. Follow the FCH JU website and social media channels for more updates.