France launches ambitious new hydrogen plan

Hydrogen Plan Launched by France - Strategy

New plan calls for establishing a decarbonized hydrogen sector France has an ambitious new hydrogen plan. The French Minister of Ecological and Solidary Transition unveiled the plan earlier this month. Per the plan, the country intends to establish a comprehensive decarbonized hydrogen sector. Through this new plan, France intends to establish itself as a world leading supplier of hydrogen fuel. France will commit to $116 million to new plan Beginning in 2019, the French government will commit $116 million to its new hydrogen initiative. The plan consisted of three major…

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ENGIE launches new fleet of fuel cell vehicles

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Fleet is made up of hydrogen-powered Renault vehicles ENGIE, a global energy group based in France, has launched a fleet comprised of 50 fuel cell vehicles. The vehicles themselves come from automaker Renault and were made available for long-term rental through Alphabet, a mobility solutions company. The fleet will be used by ENGIE technicians to provide technical operations and maintenance services for commercial buildings. The fuel cell systems that power the fleet have been developed by Symbio. They will also receive the fuel that they need to operate effectively from…

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France has a new plan to embrace hydrogen energy

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New plan calls for the incorporation of fuel cells in various industries France has an ambitious new plan to make itself more environmentally friendly. Environment minister Nicholas Hulot has introduced a new plan that calls for the country to rely more heavily on hydrogen energy. The plan would have all of France embrace fuel cells in order to accommodate the demand for electrical power. France aims to be a leading fuel cell market The plan intends to make France a leader in fuel cell technology, which is expected to have…

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CEOG project uses solar power to produce hydrogen

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New project is the world’s largest solar-to – storage system HDF Energy, a hydrogen company based in France, has launched its new CEOG project. The project aims to become the world’s largest solar energy and storage plant. Instead of batteries, the project will use hydrogen as a form of chemical storage for the electricity it generates. The project will be built in three stages, with the first stage beginning this year as HDF Energy works to find a location for its new initiative. CEOG project will produce 50 GWh of…

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New coalition seeks to bring fuel cells to the aerospace sector

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HES will be working with French companies to launch the FLY-HY alliance HES Energy Systems, a fuel cell developer based in Singapore, is moving forward with plans to team with three clean energy and aerospace technology companies in France. Together, these companies will form a coalition names FLY-HY. The coalition will work to address issues concerning the world’s hydrogen supply chain and effective energy storage solutions. FLY-HY will officially launch at the 2018 Singapore Airshow. After this launch, the coalition will work to aggressively promote and improve hydrogen technologies. Fuel…

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JIVE 2 project seeks to bring more buses equipped with fuel cells to Europe

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New project launches to deploy hydrogen-powered buses Clean transportation in Europe is gaining more momentum thanks to the launch of the JIVE 2 project. The project will be leveraging a $25 million grant from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, which will help it deploy new buses equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. JIVE 2 will be deploying 152 of these buses across 14 European cities. These cities will be located in France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands. European cities are working to make transportation cleaner The JIVE…

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Startup brings a hydrogen fuel powered bike to France

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New bike operates completely on hydrogen fuel A new startup in France called Pragma Industries has begun offering hydrogen-powered bikes in some municipalities. The company has a history of developing fuel cells for military use, but is seeking to make use of its expertise in new sectors. The company suggests that it is the first to begin commercial production on a hydrogen-powered bike, though it is not the first company to actually develop such a bike. Bike is too costly for most consumers to afford Currently, the new bike is…

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France bans production and exploration for natural gas and oil

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France will no longer produce natural gas or oil domestically per new legislation Lawmakers in France have approved new legislation that will ban all exploration for and production of oil and natural gas by 2040. Per the new law, existing drilling permits are not to be renewed. Furthermore, the licenses needed for oil and natural gas exploration projects will not be issued in the future. The legislation is part of France’s overarching efforts to become more environmentally friendly and focus on cleaner forms of power, such as wind energy and…

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New hydrogen fuel station opens in France

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Air Liquide and Groupe ADP come together to launch a new fueling facility Air Liquide and Groupe ADP have opened their first hydrogen fuel station within an airport zone in France. The new hydrogen station was designed and installed by Air Liquide and will be partially used to support the expansion of “Hype,” the first hydrogen-powered taxi fleet. The hydrogen station is meant to bolster the infrastructure support that fuel cell vehicles would have in the Greater Paris Area. As this infrastructure expands, more consumers may be willing to purchase…

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China is the world’s most attractive renewable energy market

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Report shows that China holds the top spot in the world’s renewable energy market China is retaining its top spot as the world’s most attractive market for renewable energy, according to a yearly report from Ernst and Young. The report shows that the country has established major momentum in the solar power space. Currently, the country stands as the world’s leading solar market, having increased its total solar capacity by 21 gigawatts of capacity within the first six months of this year. China has also significantly increased energy capacity in…

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Wind energy may supply 30% of Europe’s electricity by 2030

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Reports highlight the possible future of Europe’s wind power sector WindEuorpe, a trade group focused on wind energy in Europe, believes that wind power could provide as much as 30% of Europe’s electricity by 2030. The organization has release two reports highlighting the growth of wind power throughout Europe. Several countries have embraced this form of clean energy in order to cut emissions and reliance on fossil-fuels. Some have even shown strong support for offshore wind projects, which have the potential to generate large quantities of electrical power. Wind capacity…

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California may take a bold move with clean vehicles

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State may be looking to ban the sale of conventional vehicles in the future Several large cities throughout the world have embraced plans to ban the sale of vehicles that consume fossil-fuels. California may soon follow this example, according to the California Air Resources Board. The organization suggests that Governor Jerry Brown has expressed interest in this concept, which could help California cut down on emissions and support the aggressive adoption of clean vehicles. The state has spent several years attempting to secure the success of clean vehicles and has…

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Clean vehicles may soon become China’s primary focus

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Government is looking into plans to ban the sale of all conventional vehicles in the future China may soon embrace a more aggressive stance on transportation. The Chinese government has announced that it is currently forming plans to ban the sale of all vehicles powered by fossil-fuels. The country is following the United Kingdom, France, and Norway in this endeavor. These countries have committed to banning conventional vehicles in the future in order to support the adoption of clean vehicles that produce no harmful emissions. Transportation sector is becoming more…

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France to embrace clean vehicles more aggressively

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Country will ban gas and diesel vehicles by 2040 France is taking a major step forward in its efforts to become more environmentally friendly. The country has announced that it will ban all gas and diesel vehicles by 2040, encouraging residents to purchase clean vehicles instead. This is part of France’s overarching plan to become completely carbon neutral by 2050, replacing old forms of power with renewable energy solutions. The government intends to support the purchase of clean vehicles in order to ensure rapid adoption. Government to offer subsidies to…

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France is taking another step in its transition toward renewable energy

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Country to ban new oil and gas exploration projects France is set to take a major step forward in its transition away from fossil-fuels in favor of renewable energy. The country is planning to no longer grant licenses for new oil and gas exploration projects. This is part of France’s “ecological transition,” which will see the country move away from old forms of power that produce harmful emissions. By halting new oil and gas exploration projects, France may be able to significantly slow the development of new fossil-fuel systems as…

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European countries are struggling with the Paris Agreement

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Only three countries are on track to comply with the Paris Agreement Sweden, Germany, and France are the only European countries that are pursuing policies that will allow them to meet the commitments they made through the Paris Agreement, according to a recent study from the EU Climate Leadership Board. The European Union, as a whole, has pledged to cut carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. Some countries seem to be taking this pledge more seriously than others, however, which could lead the region to mission its emissions reduction targets…

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