HyER, in preparing its Annual General Meeting “HyER’s 5 Highlights” on 24- 26 June 2013 in Brussels, has been actively promoting the HyER activities in monitoring and collecting key results, developing effective policy frameworks and supporting robust local deployment channels in important recent policy and stakeholder meetings in Brussels. 1. On 26 April, HyER was invited to attend an important Commission policy meeting “Hydrogen in the economy", in which Commission’s Director General Philip Lowe stressed the role of hydrogen. Many attendees also stressed the role of local authorities in deciding the right clean transport and energy system solutions for their communities. 2. HyER also attended the first exchanges in the EU Parliament on the Clean Power for Transport dossier in the first week of May in which MEP expressed the need for more insight in new alternative vehicle, i.e. BEV and FCEV performance on the streets of Europe, a further indication of the importance of the output of the European Electro-mobility Observatory EEO that HyER is coordinating. [...]
This year, Hydrogen, fuel cells and Electro-mobility in European Regions, HyER, will be marking its 5th anniversary together with its member regions and cities across Europe with an annual public event on 25-26 June 2013 during the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), in Brussels. European regions and cities will exchange views with industry stakeholders and regional and EU decision-makers on the role of the EEO instrument in achieving Europe’s ambition for clean transport. The event will be receded by a Stakeholders’ Forum on the EU co-funded Green Motion and the FR-EVUE projects on 24-25 June 2013. For more information, please contact the HyER Secretariat at +32 (02) 223 28 11.
Following the European Commission’s communication on Clean Power for Transport, as released last month to ensure harmonised build-up of infrastructure for alternative fuels (including hydrogen and electricity) across Europe and its reference to the European Electromobility Observatory (EEO) , funded by the EU that HyER is coordinating, HyER intensifies its focus on its three main activity areas:
1. Monitoring of latest developments: i.e. the first EEO workshop on January 21, kick off of the HyTransit fuel cell bus project in Aberdeen, the integration of 5 hybrid High V.LO-City buses into Flanders's fleet and the participation of the CHIC fuel cell bus in Davos last week.
2. Supporting the development of an effective EU support framework
3. Assisting its members to develop robust deployment channels: see the kick off of the of the ene.field stationary fuel cell project (20 February) in Berlin.
To find out more on the activities of the EEO and HyER members' activities across Europe, please join us at the Hanover Fair' Metropolitan Solutions area (Hall 1, Stand F01), April 8 -11, 2013. Furthermore, this year HyER will be celebrating its 5 years since its establishment in 2008. To mark its commitment on promoting clean solutions in cities and regions across Europe, HyER will be holding its Annual General Assembly event on 24-26 June 2013 in Brussels. Please mark this event in your calendar to find out more on exciting projects and meet the main stakeholder in regional transport and energy solutions. The detailed agenda and invitations will be available shortly.
The 2012 Annual Call for Proposal of the EU Trans European Network for Transport was launched on 28 November 2012 with a deadline on February 28, 2012. The budget for this Call is €250 million under four specific priorities.
H2moves Scandinavia is a Joint Technology Initiative (FCH JU) on Hydrogen & Fuel Cells which is funded by the European Commission and the European Industry. The project objective is to gain customer acceptance for the FCEV and hydrogen infrastructure and prepare for the mass market roll-out initiating in 2014 – 2015. This 3-year project has been ongoing since the start in 2010 and comes to it’s end in December 2012.
The final Conference will take place on 30 November 2012, in Brussels.
The ambition of the conference is to share the experiences, report the project outcome and communicate the strategic lessons learnt from Scandinavia to the EU Commission and to other regions who are interested and are planning own demonstration activities in the future.