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17th November 2017

At A Glance: Member States´ progress towards the EU2020 targets:

At A Glance: Member States´ progress towards the EU2020 targets: https://goo.gl/DvPWK4 #RenewableEnergy #hydrogen #GHGEmissions

3rd November 2017

In Ireland Which Is Cleaner – A Battery Electric Tesla or A 1.4 Petrol Golf?

In Ireland Which Is Cleaner – A Battery Electric Tesla or A 1.4 Petrol Golf? https://goo.gl/xL69uK

30th October 2017

Ireland Renewable Electricity Support

All Irish communities should consider this Renewable Energy Support Scheme. https://goo.gl/Zgyffg #microgeneration #hydrogen #H2

30th October 2017

EU High-level conference on clean energy financing.

Save the date 7/11/'17 @ 09:30 : EU High-level conference on clean energy financing. https://goo.gl/CSas3P #hydrogen #CleanEnergyEU

6th October 2017

Shape Ireland's Gas Network For Hydrogen Over The Next 10 Years

You have the opportunity to help shape Ireland's gas network to support hydrogen over the next 10 years. Respond to this open consultation to have your vision and suggestions considered in the development of the Irish gas network: https://goo.gl/oSU4VA

3rd October 2017

What Think Tanks are thinking:

What Think Tanks are thinking: Studies from major think tanks & institutes which discuss EU energy policies:

29th September 2017

The most significant annual gathering of international hydrogen and fuel cell researchers in the UK.

The most significant annual gathering of international hydrogen and fuel cell researchers in the UK.

28th September 2017

EU Fossil Fuel Subsidies Still Going Strong

Europe providing $112 billion a year in fossil fuel subsidies. Can it phase them out by 2020?

24th January 2016

Excellent debate from Davos on the future of fossil fuels.

14th January 2016

MOF for methane storage meets DoE targets

8th January 2016

Opportunity for doctoral study in hydrogen safety at Ulster University

11th December 2015

Principles of Hydrogen Safety - In-depth look into Hydrogen Safety Curriculum

3rd December 2015

Bill Gate: Energy Innovation - Why we need it and how to get it

30th September 2015

Updated European SET Plan

The European Commission adopted the new Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan. The upgraded SET Plan is the first research and innovation deliverable on which the fifth dimension of the Energy Union will be built.

11th August 2015

Solar energy giant to invest 'several hundred million' in Ireland

6th August 2015

Fossil Fuel Supports

Enhancing comparability of data on estimated budgetary support and tax expenditures for fossil fuels.

6th May 2015

Germany’s first hydrogen filling station on the autobahn opens

30th April 2015

INFICON Leak Testing Technology Helps Launch Hydrogen-Powered Racecar

20th April 2015

Stationary Fuel Cells in Distributed Generation

31st March 2015

Commercialisation of Energy Storage in Europ

11th March 2015

World Economic Forum Predictions 2015

24th February 2015

Ten technologies which could change our lives

13th January 2015

California's Energy Storage Roadmap

11th January 2015

Flexible methane production from electricity and bio-mass

9th January 2015

Europe's Energy Security Strategy

Europe's Energy Security Strategy (Note: large PDF)

31st October 2014

How to calculate GHG intensity of fuels

7th October 2014

Innovative financing for energy efficiency and renewables

29th September 2014

Up-coming seminars on Ireland's six energy policy priorities:

22nd September 2014

Live broadcast 24th Sept@15:00: Security of Supply and Energy Efficiency, by Commissioner Oettinger

11th September 2014

Webinar: Hydrogen Storage & Fuel Cell Technologies

27th August 2014

Video: World Energy In 4 Minutes

22nd August 2014

Putting A Price On Carbon

14th August 2014

Presentation: How to get Horizon 2020 funding for hydrogen & fuel cells

Slides here: https://connect.innovateuk.org/documents/3133919/16755184/FCH%202%20JU%20webinar%2015%2007%2014.pdf

here

30th July 2014

Don't forget to send in your submissions on the #energygreenpaper by 5.30pm tomorrow

25th July 2014

The EU's energy dependence: facts and figures

17th July 2014

EU Funding for H2 Projects

The FCH JU held a Public Information Session on the 10th of July 2014 from 09.00 till 18.00 at Auditorium Madou, Brussels.

25th June 2014

Ireland's Energy Supply Security Emergency Response

IEA.org

Oil remains the dominant energy source in Ireland, representing 43%.......

2nd June 2014

Energy Outlook Investment Report 2014: Part 2 - Video Presentation

IEA:

Questions about the reliability, affordability and sustainability of our energy future often boil down to questions about investment. But are investors ready to commit capital in a fast-changing energy world? This.....

26th May 2014

Fatih Birol, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency

Council on Foreign Relations(www.cfr.org).

Energy in Transition: Brazil and the United States Emerging as Major Energy Powers

21st May 2014

Green paper open for public consulation

The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources today launched the Energy Policy Green Paper for Ireland marking the beginning of a ten week public consultation on the future shape of Ireland’s energy policy.

23rd April 2014

Technical School on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2014 - two places are available

13th April 2014

Webcast of IPCC press conference of the 13 April 2014

Webcast of IPCC press conference of the 13 April 2014

26th March 2014

Landmark Agreement With Shareholders: ExxonMobil Agrees to Report on Climate Change & Carbon Asset Risk

NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a shareholder resolution.....

21st February 2014

European Technical School on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2014

University of Ulster: This is the final announcement of the European Technical School on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (TS2014) that will be held in Crete (Greece) 23-27 June 2014. Tentative programme and application form for fee-paying participants can be found at the TS2014 webpage http://h2fc.eu/technicalschool

. Please note that the number of places in the hotel is limited and an early application of self-funded applicants is encouraged. Closing date for applications is 1st of April 2014. We are looking forward to see you at TS2014.

21st February 2014

MSc course in Hydrogen Safety Engineering at Ulster

University of Ulster: We are happy to invite applications for bursaries for the MSc course in Hydrogen Safety Engineering at Ulster (http://study.ulster.ac.uk/prospectus/course/201415/2145)sponsored by the International Association for Hydrogen Safety (IA HySafe, http://www.hysafe.info/). This postgraduate course is fully online. The bursaries will be awarded to students to study the course part time for 3 years, i.e. September 2014 – May 2017. Please contact Mrs Heather Griffiths (h.griffiths@ulster.ac.uk) for an application form.

17th February 2014

All slides/presentations (all sessions) from the Berlin Energy Forum (.zip):

23rd January 2014

Demand for oil in US tops China

Irish Times: US demand for oil grew by more than China’s last year for the first time since 1999, according to the International Energy Agency, giving the strongest indication of how abundant energy supplies are driving an economic resurgence in the US.

17th December 2013

IEA Key Findings in the World Energy Outlook 2013

www.iiea.com The speech considered the key findings of the International Energy Agency in its flagship publication, the World Energy Outlook which analyses the prospects for all energy sources, regions and sectors to 2035. While oil is analysed in-depth in the report, consideration is also given to energy efficiency  (a major factor in the global energy balance), energy developments in Brazil, and unconventional fuels.

5th December 2013

€23 Million Available in New Call for Proposals from the FCH JU

New call for proposals from the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (€23 million in available funding).

27th November 2013

Not so slowly getting there: 2013 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report Posted

DoE: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program has posted the.....

14th November 2013

Microsoft Wants to Power Its Data Centers With Fuel Cells

Gizmodo.com

Data centers are some of the most power-hungry pieces of infrastructure that exist today, but Microsoft has plans to...

18th October 2013

Blending Hydrogen into Natural Gas Pipeline Networks: A Review of Key Issues

Excellent report by the US NREL regarding utility scale storage of renewable energy though the generation of hydrogen and its storage in the natural gas pipeline grid.

7th October 2013

Biogas Injection into the Natural Gas Grid

The CER has published a consultation seeking views on the injection of biogas into the natural gas grid. The deadline for receipt of responses is October 23rd 2013. H2 injection along with syngas injection should be highlighted in any feedback.

30th September 2013

The Science Is Clear: The IPCC Report and the Need for Climate Action

TheEnergyCollective: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its latest assessment of what science is telling us about the state of our planet. Researchers are more certain than ever before that humans....

23rd September 2013

European Parliament: Micro-generation Update (page 253)

P7_TA-PROV(2013)0374

Micro-generation

PE515.956

European Parliament resolution of 12 September 2013 on microgeneration – small-scale electricity and heat generation (2012/2930(RSP))

21st September 2013

European maps covering the consumer prices and taxation of Euro-super 95 and automotive gas oil. Updated 09/09/2013

The Market Observatory for Energy presents consumer prices and net prices (excluding duties and taxes) of petroleum products in the EU member states each week. The Oil Bulletin is designed to improve the transparency of oil prices and to strengthen the internal market.

29th August 2013

Latest Quarterly Reports On European Electricity Markets

28th August 2013

Three new Researcher Associates posts in Hydrogen Safety at the HySAFER Centre at the University of Ulster

Dear Colleague,

There are three new posts of Researcher Associates in Hydrogen Safety at the HySAFER Centre at the University of Ulster.

Two posts are for European projects SUSANA and HyResponse (application deadline for both is 18th of September 2013).

One post is for an EPSRC project (UK) in safety of hydrogen storage (deadline is 30th of September 2013).

The link to more information and application forms is: https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=b3duZXI9NTA0Mzc4MSZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZ1c2VyY29kZT0wJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0zNDcm

16th August 2013

PRNewswire - German-US Fuel Cell Collaboration Demonstrates Strong Power Density Results

PR Newswire - CHEMNITZ, Germany, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a German-US collaboration led by OH-Energy Germany, GmbH, the University of Delaware, Fraunhofer ICT and Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research released initial results demonstrating 616 mW/cm² peak power density at 80 degrees centigrade.  The results are an early and clear indication the partnership is on track to reach its stated goal of delivering 600 mW/cm² platinum-free fuel cell platinum by 2015.

1st August 2013

Guidelines for emergency service operations at hydrogen service tank facilities

FCH JU welcomes the publication of the guidelines for emergency service operations at hydrogen service tank facilities.

12th July 2013

EU to strengthen fuel cell research with €1.4B programme in Horizon 2020

Source: New-IG

NEW-IG (New Energy World Industry Grouping), the leading European industrial association representing a major part of Europe’s hydrogen and fuel cell industry, with more than 60 members – half of them SMEs, welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to renew and str....

8th July 2013

Audi Opens Renewable Energy E-Gas Plant In Germany

GreenAutoBlog.com

Audi has opened the doors to its new power-to-gas facility, which will make what the automaker calls E-gas, in Werlte, Germany. The plant produces hydrogen....

27th June 2013

Positions in Hydrogen Safety at the University of Ulster

Two new positions available (lecturer & research associate) in hydrogen safety engineering with University of Ulster

27th June 2013

World premiere: Audi opens power-to-gas facility

www.audi.com

Audi opens the e-gas plant in Werlte today making it the first automobile manufacturer to develop a chain of sustainable energy carriers. It begins with green electricity, water and carbon dioxide. The end products are hydrogen and the synthetic methane: Audi e-gas.

19th June 2013

CleanTechnica: Germany Opens Another Hybrid Wind Power Plant

Cleantechnica (19th June 2013)

From this tweet by the always excellent Energiewende Germany I learned about an article titled “Hydrogen plant starts storing wind energy in Germany“.

As is clear from the title, this....

6th June 2013

Registration for the High-level stakeholder conference "A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies" is open

On 19 June 2013, The Directorate General for Climate Action and the Directorate General for Energy are organizing, a High Level Stakeholder Conference on the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies, with the participation of the Commissioners Günther Oettinger and Connie Hedegaard.....

27th May 2013

Van Rompuy voices concern at Europe's energy problems

Remarks by President Herman Van Rompuy following the European Council regarding Europe's energy concerns.

"The world is in the midst of an energy revolution, doubled with a race for resources. Soon Europe could be the only continent to still depend on imported energy."

 

 

21st May 2013

The Finnish Hydrogen Roadmap: Hydrogen to Join Electricity in Ending Traffic Pollution

RenewableEnergyWorld.com

Global expectations for hydrogen are currently sky-high. Transport applications.....

29th April 2013

European Commission: H2 in the economy - The strongest link in the energy chain?

NEW-IG: European Commission confirms the role of hydrogen in the European economy.

24th April 2013

International Energy Agency: Technology Roadmap: Energy storage

IEA: Energy storage technologies can be used in a wide variety of applications and can serve as valuable resources for ancillary services, flexibility and efficiency improvements.....

17th April 2013

Europe Facing Peak Oil (Euro Parliament - Green Party Publication)

(Euro Parliament - Green Party Publication)

Plentiful and cheap oil has enabled Europe to become one of the world’s wealthiest modern econo- mies. But today, this has also become Europe’s main weak point. Sectors essential to.....

12th April 2013

Europe: Renewable Energy Progress Reports

On 27 March 2013, the European Commission published its first Renewable Energy Progress Report under the framework of the 2009 Renewable Energy Directive. Since the.....

4th April 2013

NREL: New Report Analyzes Options for Blending Hydrogen into Natural Gas Pipelines

NREL: A new report by NREL hydrogen systems analysts explores the issues and opportunities related to blending hydrogen into natural gas pipeline networks....

2nd April 2013

Commission moves forward on climate and energy towards 2030

On 27 March 2013, the European Commission adopted a Green Paper on "A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies". This document launches........

26th March 2013

Webinar: Power To Gas: New Opportunities

“Power to Gas” in a few words:

Injection of hydrogen produced by electrolysis into the gas grid is a rapidly emerging means of storing renewable energy. Mediating between the two major energy grids is a large scale.....

 

 

23rd March 2013

New Report Analyses Options for Blending Hydrogen into Natural Gas Pipelines (Opportunities for Europe)

NREL: A new report by NREL hydrogen systems analysts explores the issues and opportunities related to blending hydrogen into natural gas pipeline......

14th March 2013

Ballard Fuel Cell Modules to Power Fleet of 10 Clean Energy Buses in Aberdeen, Scotland

VANCOUVER, CANADA– Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD; NASDAQ: BLDP) has announced the recent signing of an agreement between Van Hool NV, Europe’s fourth largest bus manufacturer, and the Transit Authority in Aberdeen, Scotland for delivery of.......

6th March 2013

MIT’s “Artifical Leaf” For Solar Energy Storage & Fuel Moves Forward

www.cleantechnica.com

Bringing the concept of an “artificial leaf” closer to reality, a team of researchers at  MIT has published a detailed analysis of all the factors that could limit the  efficiency...

5th March 2013

ACAL Energy is celebrating 8,000 hours of continuous use with no degradation

www.acalenergy.co.uk:

ACAL Energy, based in Cheshire, has developed a novel fuel cell technology that cuts costs and boosts the durability of hydrogen fuel cells by replacing the fixed platinum catalysts......

3rd March 2013

National Action Plan from the Norwegian Hydrogen Council

Executive Summary:

International leading automotive companies and European energy companies have agreed that hydrogen will play a key role both as a fuel for transport as well as an energy storage medium for a steadily increasing share of renewable energy sources.....

3rd March 2013

EC: Public consultation on communication on energy technologies and innovation

The European Commission has foreseen a Communication on energy technologies and innovation for the first half of 2013. It intends to give a European energy technology policy perspective in the follow-up to the Energy Roadmap 2050.

As part of the preparation of this Communication, the present consultation seeks the opinion from all relevant stakeholders. Its purpose is to consult on possible options for a European energy technologies policy and to receive feedback and additional ideas on this proposal. A public consultation by means of this online questionnaire offers the opportunity to all interested stakeholders to express their views in the preparation stage of the Communication.

19th February 2013

Irish Independent: Warning of energy 'rollercoaster'

Irish Independent Newspaper: Energy supplies are on a "rollercoaster" and heading "downhill fast", regulator Ofgem has warned again....

18th February 2013

The European maps covering the consumer prices and taxation of Euro-super 95 and automotive gas oil have been updated

European maps covering the consumer prices and taxation of Euro-super 95 and  automotive gas oil have been updated:

18th February 2013

Alternative fuels debate: are green cars the future of European transport?

Alternative fuels such as biofuels, natural gas or electricity have been pitched as a way to overcome Europe's dependence on oil as no less than 94% of transport uses it, of which 84.3% is imported....

18th February 2013

The Economist: The future, finally

The Economist: “IT IS the fuel of the future—and always will be,” sceptics joke. And in recent years it was hard not to chuckle: fuel cells and .....

9th February 2013

Research Associate in Hydrogen Safety Position Available

Research Associate in Hydrogen Safety post is available at the HySAFER Centre at the University of Ulster (deadline for applications is 25 of February). More information about the post and how to apply can be found athttps://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTMwODAzMyZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT0xMTI2Jm93bmVyPTUwNDM3ODEmb3duZXJ0eXBlPWZhaXImYnJhbmRfaWQ9MCZwb3N0aW5nX2NvZGU9MzQ3JnJlcXNpZz0xMzU5NzI3NDUyLTYwOGM0NjJhZjE2ZTQ4MzlkY2FiY2Y3YzcyOWNlOTdhYmE1ZWRmNDI=

9th February 2013

International Association for Hydrogen Safety MSC Bursaries

University of Ulster:

We are delighted to announce the International Association for Hydrogen Safety (http://www.hysafe.info/) bursaries the MSc course in Hydrogen Safety Engineering at Ulster (http://study.ulster.ac.uk/prospectus/course/201314/10587 ). This postgraduate course can be studied fully online. The bursaries will be awarded to students to study the course part time for 3 years, i.e. September 2013 – May 2016. Preference will be given to applicants whose employers are members of IA HySafe. Potential applicants should contact Dr Síle Brennan (sl.brennan@ulster.ac.uk) for an application form. Completed forms and a CV must be submitted as soon as possible and no later than by 3rd May 2013. Early application is strongly advised.

8th February 2013

Work Begins on US Gaseous Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle First and Second Responder Recommended Practice

Reported by FuelCellWorks.com:

http://fuelcellsworks.com/news/2013/02/05/sae-document-looks-at-hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicle-incident/

30th January 2013

Updated: OECD-IEA Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Other Support

Reforming or eliminating inefficient support for the consumption or production of fossil fuels can contribute to achieving economic and fiscal objectives and helping to tackle environmental problems such as climate change......

30th November -0001

Ireland Energy Supply Emergency Response