Just as we thought the remnants of both World Wars were firmly put to bed with the United Nations' COP 21 Paris Agreement and Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs): 7 (affordable clean energy), 10 (reduced inequalities), 11 (sustainable cities & communities), 13 (climate action), 17 (partnerships for the goals), the policy makers in the European Union appear to have initiated a new period of cooperative difficulties , stemming from the ashes of Brexit perhaps, with the deliberate exclusion from the so-called 'European' Clean Hydrogen Alliance (ECHA).
The name of this association is not accurate and may need to be changed in our view, to avoid any potential disadvantaging and commercial inequality, where discrimination is of course unlawful under EU law, via the European Convention on Human Rights, and Universal Declaration. We would argue that this Alliance, given its political nature, must comply with HR law - and seek to promote the SDGs free of discrimination. Hence, the administrators may want to think about a name change to reflect the exclusion of the UK, and yet still claim to be 'European,' or representative of Europe. That said, this may be an administrative (compliance) error that we will be seeking clarification on at a high level.
If the UK is to be excluded, the name should be: European Union Clean Hydrogen Alliance, or EU Clean Hydrogen Alliance. It is an easy way to rectify. What do you think?
Otherwise, and apart from the EIC fund, the UK appears to be eligible and supported (with our grateful thanks) as follows:
Through the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the EU and the UK (TCA). All
POTENTIAL GREEN HYDROGEN BOOSTER - The same service station that provides freshly charged 'green hydrogen' batteries, doubles up as an energy store for the national grid of the country concerned, boosting 'green deal' hydrogen production, and reducing CAPEX. That's the beauty of versatile servicing ( dual fuel capability, multi-functionality) as flat-packed service stations making E-Mobility more affordable. These units also supply electricity for conventional rapid (plug-in) charging and hydrogen gas filling - all in one unit - with the kicker being automated energy exchanges for robotrucks and taxis, where there are no people in these autonomous transport chains to effect refills.
The picture above is a 1:20 scale model, so don't get too excited and try to place an order. We need your help to get to the full-size demonstration stage, perhaps via a consortium - as a hop-on partner.
This is a 3.6 - 7.2MW station design at present. You'd need 135 of these beauties to = the 1GW current EU capacity. So 810 units in Europe to satisfy 'Phase 1' (6GW) by 2024. 'Phase 2' would need 5,400 SmartNet™ stations to equal 40GW by 2030. Subject to confirmation during RIA R&D, it could be that these smart service facilities are part of the solution that Europe seeks in meeting their green hydrogen targets.
There are 600,000 fossil fuel stations in the world that need to be replaced to eliminate our reliance on ICE vehicles in the long term. We are not saying we don't need diesel. We need to work with stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition, hoping for the reciprocal.
EU PROPOSAL TO SET UP A CLEAN HYDROGEN PARTNERSHIP FOR EUROPE
EU MEMBERS: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
ALLOWED: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia,
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway,
Switzerland, Serbia, Turkey,
EXCLUDED: United Kingdom
- CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE EUROPEAN CLEAN H2 ALLIANCE
The objective of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance (‘the Alliance’) is to identify and build up a pipeline of viable investment projects along the hydrogen value chain with a view to shift away from fossil fuels, create a clean hydrogen market and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Alliance aims at an investment agenda for an ambitious deployment of renewable and, during a transition period, low-carbon hydrogen technologies and solutions until 2030.
To this end, the Alliance engages all stakeholders in the hydrogen value chain, including Member States, industrial actors, NGOs, trade unions, civil society, innovators, research and technology organisations and investors. It is open to all stakeholders who want to engage and contribute to the deployment of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen in terms of supply, demand and distribution, as well as those who will use renewable and low-carbon hydrogen to decarbonise industrial processes and economic sectors as a whole.
The below criteria for membership in the Alliance reflect this objective. The purpose of the criteria is to ensure that all members of the Alliance contribute to its above objectives. Only stakeholders that can credibly explain their ongoing or concretely envisaged activities in the hydrogen value chain are accepted.
Type of activity:
The following are not admitted as members:
Media, journals and publishing companies;
Associations, investors and other stakeholders are assessed on an individual basis, considering all aspects of their contribution.
Geographic origin: Stakeholders with their legal establishment in one of the following geographic areas can become members of the Alliance:
EU Member States;
Applications from other third countries including the United Kingdom are not accepted.
HYDROGEN MOBILITY EUROPE (H2ME) PHASE 1 - EMERGING CONCLUSIONS
14 JAN 2021
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
LINKS & REFERENCE - Please note that links change with time & may not still be live
In 2018 Theresa May kicked the ball into touch with her plan for a cleaner Britain and sustainable motoring, without giving details, so attracting some criticism. Since then, from 2030 the Conservative government has banned the sale of diesel and petrol cars from 2030, with a requirement for zero emission vehicles by 2035.
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