The South Australia Government has announced it intends to develop new hydrogen legislation to license and regulate the production of hydrogen in South Australia.
Announced today (May 31) by South Australia Premier, Peter Malinauskas, the Act looks to cover the manufacturing of hydrogen in all forms, including green and blue hydrogen, in conjunction with carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Similarly, to the Petroleum and Geothermal Act 2000, it is hoped this new Act will provide a single window into government licensing and regulation for hydrogen generation projects.
The state intends to establish itself as a ‘global leader’ in the transition to renewable and clean energy. Last December (2021) the state contributed to a A$750m ($539m) project to implement a 440MW electrolyser for hydrogen production.
The announcement from the Premier comes on the day that Labour party is confirmed to have won a parliamentary majority following the Australian Federal Election, and the release of a report suggesting Australia is set to utilise hydrogen to decarbonise.
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