Posted on 12 February, 2021Download
As one of the world’s leading exporters of liquified natural gas (LNG), Western Australia is already a global energy powerhouse. At the start of a new decade, the state can tap into an enormous new opportunity – its world-class solar and wind resources – to become a leading producer of renewable hydrogen that can rival Western Australia’s LNG sector over time.
However, Western Australia must accelerate its efforts now to attract the vast private sector interest in hydrogen, bring down the costs of new renewable energy generation, provide the enabling infrastructure and cultivate the skilled workforce it needs to meet its 2030 ambitions.
The Clean Energy Council is calling on all political parties to adopt the following recommendations to ensure that Western Australia realises its potential as Australia's hydrogen powerhouse.