Townsville Hydrogen Hub Funding Celebrated
26 April 2022: Townsville Hydrogen Hub Funding Celebrated
Community group Solar Citizens has today welcomed the announcement by the Morrison Government that they will allocate up to $70 million to turn the city into a hub for renewable hydrogen production.
“There are three major renewable hydrogen projects proposed in Townsville so it’s a no-brainer for the Federal Government to invest in local infrastructure to ensure these significant projects, and others like them, can move forward,” said Stephanie Gray, Energy Strategist at Solar Citizens.
“North Queensland has impressive solar and wind resources that can be turned into clean hydrogen fuel so we can continue to power cities overseas like we do now.
“Becoming a renewable hydrogen powerhouse is one of the key ways that regional Queensland can capitalise on the world’s shift to a cleaner economy and create future-proof jobs. We can also use our renewable energy potential to create abundant cheap electricity to power up new onshore manufacturing and mineral processing industries.
“In Townsville we can have our cake and eat it too. We can power future-proof jobs while taking action on climate change and protecting our environment, including the Great Barrier Reef.
“We’d like to see the Federal Labor Opposition back in this commitment, so no matter who is elected come polling day, Townsville gets its fair share of renewable hydrogen funding.”
Media contact: Stephanie Gray 0425543006