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 annual FCH JU Programme Review Days will take place on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November 2020 and will all be on-line. The Review Days precede the PrioritHy policy conference on 25 November and the European Hydrogen Forum on 26 November 2020. Further information is available on the FCH JU website and their social media channels.
This year’s European Hydrogen Forum will take place on Thursday 26 November and will all be online. The annual FCH JU Programme Review Days will take place on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 November 2020. The Review Days precede the PrioritHy policy conference on 25 November and the European Hydrogen Forum on 26 November 2020. Further information is available on the FCH JU website and their social media channels.
Climate Change Solutions have announced Tuesday 18th May 2021 as the date of their Hydrogen & Fuel Cells – The Time is Now UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell conference.
This well established and highly respected event is now in its 17th year, and will look at both the Hydrogen Economy and also the range of applications for Fuel Cells. Sessions will focus on the Production, Distribution and Use of Hydrogen. Market demand for hydrogen will cover transport applications as well as remote and stationary power.