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Hunter ready to be a power player in state’s renewable power vision
If you didn’t know it already, there’s no better place to be than the Hunter after Energy Minister Matt Kean announced plans to turn NSW into a renewable energy superpower. Read Hunter Engagement Lead at Beyond Zero Emissions, Sam Mella’s piece in the Newcastle Herald ‘Hunter ready to be a power player in state’s renewable power vision‘:
"The NSW Government’s Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap plans to fast track 12GW of renewable energy and 2GW of storage and transmission by 2030, creating more than 9000 jobs and attracting $32 billion of private investment in the process.The Hunter is perfectly positioned to benefit. By boosting the amount of renewable energy generated in NSW, this roadmap will transform the Hunter and catapult us into the future as a global clean energy advanced manufacturing hub.As Beyond Zero Emissions’ Million Jobs Plan shows, many more downstream jobs are created when electricity systems are powered by abundant, affordable renewable energy.This means that on top of the 9000 renewable energy zone construction and operational jobs announced, there will be thousands of manufacturing jobs for the Hunter.The NSW Industry Opportunity Report was also launched and highlights the huge economic opportunities for the state in green hydrogen, green ammonia, green aluminium and green steel – industries that the Hunter already has strong foundations for."
Hunter has enough new energy potential to power Renewable Energy Industrial Precinct
The Hunter has more than enough renewable energy potential to decarbonise existing industry giants and develop new green industries.
Beyond Zero Emissions welcomes switch to renewables by Tomago Aluminium
A strong sign for the future of manufacturing in the Hunter.
Further resources for Australia’s decarbonisation pathway
An 81% emissions reduction is achievable by 2030 with an ambitious clean technology rollout.
A briefing paper on how a REIP will provide jobs and investment for Gladstone now and into the future.
How a a zero-emissions manufacturing hub can power The Hunter’s industry, workforce and economy.