Northern Territory reveals Renewable Hydrogen Strategy

Northern Territory reveals Renewable Hydrogen Strategy

Australia’s Northern Territory has unveiled a Renewable Hydrogen Strategy in a bid to be recognised as a leader in the world transition to renewable hydrogen.

Published today, the paper reveals the Territory’s aspiration to be an “international scale” renewable hydrogen technology research, production and downstream manufacturing centre.

It says the Territory is well placed to position itself at the forefront of the developing renewable hydrogen industry with large areas of land with high solar irradiance, close proximity to export markets, an established world-scale energy production and export industry and a commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050.

The strategy outlines a five point hydrogen plan for government and industry to work together:

  • Local industry development – preparing industry capabilities, logistics and supply chains to facilitate the adoption of renewable hydrogen
  • Resource management – investigate how to optimise the Territory’s resources and infrastructure to facilitate hydrogen industry development
  • Grow and harness demand – promote the Territory as an attractive export hub and investigate domestic hydrogen applications to build demand
  • Support innovation – incorporate new ways of researching, trialling and adapting emerging technologies to optimise hydrogen opportunities
  • Responsive regulation – establish effective regulatory frameworks for the development of a safe and efficient hydrogen industry

The Territory’s strategy has been designed to complement the Australian National Hydrogen Strategy to develop a clean, innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen industry that benefits all Australians.

“This Labor Government understands the enormous potential our renewable energy resources have to create permanent local jobs for Territorians,” said Minister for Renewables, Energy and Essential Services, Dale Wakefield.

“We can be a leader in the world transition to renewable hydrogen and this strategy provides the vision and the plan to make it happen.”

“The strategy complements our record of delivering more renewables, taking real action on climate change, and the strongest protections for water and our environment the Territory has ever seen.”

“Only Labor has the plans and record to ensure we create local jobs and secure our unique environment for generations to come.”

Australian Hydrogen Council CEO Fiona Simon congratulated the Northern Territory (NT) Government for outlining its commitment to exploring and growing the hydrogen industry in the NT.

“Hydrogen has huge environmental and economic potential, particularly in a jurisdiction like the Northern Territory where abundant renewable energy sources exist,” Simon said.

“This strategy is an important step forward in being able to provide additional opportunities, including developing local industry and an attractive export hub.”

“On behalf of the Australian Hydrogen Council, I want to congratulate the NT Government on this milestone, and we look forward to working with the all stakeholders towards delivering the Territory’s strategy, which also works with the National Hydrogen Strategy.”

“Realising the huge potential of hydrogen will require continued collaboration, development and investment if we are to progress the technologies necessary to get the industry to scale,” Simon concluded.

Australian Hydrogen Council CEO Fiona Simon congratulated the Northern Territory (NT) Government for outlining its commitment to exploring and growing the hydrogen industry in the NT.

“Hydrogen has huge environmental and economic potential, particularly in a jurisdiction like the Northern Territory where abundant renewable energy sources exist,” Simon said.

“This strategy is an important step forward in being able to provide additional opportunities, including developing local industry and an attractive export hub.”

“On behalf of the Australian Hydrogen Council, I want to congratulate the NT Government on this milestone, and we look forward to working with the all stakeholders towards delivering the Territory’s strategy, which also works with the National Hydrogen Strategy.”

“Realising the huge potential of hydrogen will require continued collaboration, development and investment if we are to progress the technologies necessary to get the industry to scale,” Simon concluded.

Australian Hydrogen Council CEO Fiona Simon congratulated the Northern Territory (NT) Government for outlining its commitment to exploring and growing the hydrogen industry in the NT.

“Hydrogen has huge environmental and economic potential, particularly in a jurisdiction like the Northern Territory where abundant renewable energy sources exist,” Simon said.

“This strategy is an important step forward in being able to provide additional opportunities, including developing local industry and an attractive export hub.”

“On behalf of the Australian Hydrogen Council, I want to congratulate the NT Government on this milestone, and we look forward to working with the all stakeholders towards delivering the Territory’s strategy, which also works with the National Hydrogen Strategy.”

“Realising the huge potential of hydrogen will require continued collaboration, development and investment if we are to progress the technologies necessary to get the industry to scale,” Simon concluded.

The strategy can be read in full here.


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