Hunter must act fast to capitalise on clean energy opportunities

The clock is ticking on the Hunter's golden opportunity to reinvent itself as a thriving hydrogen economy, NSW Treasurer Matt Kean believes.

"We know Japan and South Korea, two of our main coal export markets, have said hydrogen is going to be the fuel that will power their economies in the future.

"I'm not saying shut down the coal industry, far from it. I'm saying keep exporting coal but at the same time recognise those economies that have underwritten our prosperity for generations are shifting the type of products they are after and we are really well placed to provide them. [We need to] make sure we build the renewable energy infrastructure that is going to power the production of hydrogen."

Read the full article published in the Newcastle Herald 7th December 2021