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In Australia we're lucky to have an abundance of renewable resources to make clean hydrogen for our own use and to supply the word.
By adding Hydrogen production to our economy we could create jobs especially in regional areas and increase prosperity.'
Green hydrogen push to get $50 million Federal funding boost
Dan Jervis-BardyThe West Australian
Thu, 13 April 2023 10:22AM
The Federal Government will invest $50 million to help turbocharge the development of green hydrogen and low-emissions steel as it tries to turn Australia into a “renewable energy superpower”.
Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen will announce the funding on Thursday at the start of a two-day visit to WA.
Mr Bowen is also expected to visit the Collie coal-fired power stations, exposing him to other side of the transition from fossil fuels.
The Minister is expected to speak with some of the blue-collar workers who will be on the lookout for new jobs when the stations close later this decade.
The Albanese Government is confident the regional mining towns which have powered the nation for decades can be at the centre of the renewables boom.
Two of the industries which Labor is keen to develop will benefit from the next round of Australian Renewable Energy Agency grants.
The agency will offer grant funding worth $50 million for research and development in green hydrogen and low-emissions steel and iron.
Mr Bowen will also announce a further $25 million for iron and steel research when he visits the ATCO hydrogen microgrid in Jandakot on Thursday.
“The world’s climate emergency is Australia’s jobs opportunity, and the best way to seize that opportunity is by investing in Australian research and technology and deploying it,” Mr Bowen said.
“Australia can and should become a renewable energy superpower, continuing our role as a reliable energy exporter around the world.
“Developing technology to make, store and use hydrogen is essential, including to tap our potential as a competitive exporter of energy-intensive green metals.”