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BZE welcomes approval for Snowy Hydro Scheme
Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) has welcomed the Prime Minister, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Energy and Emission Reductions’ announcement regarding the final environmental approvals of the Snowy Hydro Scheme 2.0.
“These types of big vision projects, which create jobs and guarantee clean and affordable energy for our country, closely aligns with the Million Jobs Plan released on Monday,” said Eytan Lenko, Chair of BZE.
“Only last week, the ABS reported 835,000 job losses since March. We need urgent action to work alongside Governments to restore our economy. Like Snowy Hydro 2.0, The Million Jobs Plan provides a framework to enable projects that are practical, bankable and create jobs.
“We look forward to working with the Federal and State Governments over the coming weeks to present the most bankable projects, ready with private investment.
“We now have a unique opportunity to seize this moment, to re-tool, re-skill, and rebuild our battered economy to set us up for future generations.”
Beyond Zero Emissions is one of Australia’s most respected climate change think-tanks. We produce independent research which shows that zero emissions is technically feasible and affordable now.
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