The Blue Move will increase knowledge among several target audiences, which is a must for regulation, control measures and vehicle demand to develop in a manner that enables hydrogen to effectively contribute to a fossil free vehicle fleet and improved air quality.
The dependence of fossil fuels in the transport sector is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Scandinavia. To be able to lower carbon dioxide emission, the overall energy consumption needs to decrease and the use of renewable energy increase.
Prompt measures are necessary, but there are no quick fixes. The goals that are set on a EU-level with the 2020-strategy and the flagship initiative јResourceefficient Europeј, as well as on a national level are very clear. The EU-parliament passed the directive Clean Power for Transport in September 2014, which will secure the roll out of alternative fuels such as methane, hydrogen and electric charging infrastructure with common standards throughout the EU.
Plans on a national level for fossil free energy systems are in place both in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Moreover there are ambitious climate goals in Copenhagen and the SkМne Region as well as in Oslo and Akershus, which have led to implementation of hydrogen vehicles locally and regionally.
Blue Move will display the initiatives that have the largest impact on hydrogen vehicle introduction through a structured analysis; discussions and increased information transfer between these cities as well as others in the ЕKS region. The project will focus on matters common between the cities that decide to build hydrogen refuelling stations and purchase hydrogen vehicles in an early stage of rollout. Experience from Next Move, an earlier Interreg ЕKS project, is that cross boarder information exchange is crucial for the partners to strengthen each otherјs efforts in tackling the challenges early adopters face.