Businesses welcome the Morrison government’s new investment in hydrogen hubs to help create new industries and deliver new jobs, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.
“This is a win for regional Australia. We welcome a plan to harness Australia’s abundant natural resources to boost exports, reduce emissions and deliver new jobs for Australia’s regions.
“By creating a new hydrogen industry we can create the jobs we need to drive our recovery and help position ourselves for a low emissions future.
“A new hydrogen industry can help deliver new direct jobs and set us up with the low cost, low emissions energy we’ll need to drive manufacturing and diversify our export base in the future.
“To get Australia on a path to net-zero by 2050 we cannot afford to miss any opportunity to reduce emissions.
“Investing in new technology now will underpin our future competitiveness and position us as an energy superpower at home and in overseas markets.”