April 2021 / Policy Papers
EASE welcomes the proposal for the new Batteries Regulation proposed by the European Commission on 10 December 2020. Although several criticalities are present, the new Regulation is a step forward to tackle several of the barriers that currently hinder the battery market.
March 2021 / Reports and Studies
Power-to-Gas: Policies and Actions in Europe
EASE has prepared an overview of the upcoming and existing key policy and actions of Spain, the Netherlands and Germany to support the uptake of hydrogen and Power-to-Gas solutions.
Hydrogen and Power-to-Gas are chemical energy storage technologies; one of five energy storage “families” identified by EASE. Electricity-produced hydrogen can be used for transport (fuel), for heating (fuel), as a raw material (chemical feedstock); to balance electricity demand and supply and to support the management of the electricity grid (through storage).
The European Union, and many of its Member States, consider clean hydrogen a key priority to achieve the European Green Deal and Europe’s clean energy transition. Yet, today, hydrogen is a modest fraction of the European energy mix.
EASE welcomes the two strategies presented by the European Commission in 2020, the Energy System Integration and Hydrogen. While it seems clear that coordination at the European Union level is necessary, different states are trying to introduce complementary policies and initiatives to favour its uptake. It seems one-size-fits-all solutions may not exist – States have different characteristics and priorities, so different approaches are necessary.
In this document, we will focus solely on hydrogen produced through Power-to-Gas, i.e. by electrolysis. Other technologies to produce hydrogen are not considered.