- 14 October 2018: David Speers of Sky News interviewed Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel to discuss the potential of hydrogen and how hydrogen power could utilise the nation’s resources of brown coal: Hydrogen power can become a major export industry: Finkel
- 10 October 2018: Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel, wrote an opinion piece for the Sydney Morning Herald: Bright future for Australia shipping sunshine to Japan.
- 10 October 2018: Sydney Morning Herald published an exclusive article: Australia’s top scientist calls for hydrogen revolution to replace fossil fuels.
- 30 August 2018: The Hydrogen Council published an interview with Yoshinori Kanehana, President and CEO at Kawasaki Heavy Industries: 60 seconds with…Kawasaki Heavy Industries.
On the 16 November 2018, the highest level of representation from Australia and Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Scott Morrison recognised the ongoing collaboration between the two nations on the world first Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Project during their meeting in Darwin.
Read the Joint Press Statement.
On the 14 November 2018, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon. Matthew Canavan, released a statement emphasising the findings of the World Energy Outlook (WEO) report, highlighting that Australia is in a position to take a world-leading role in the production of low-emissions hydrogen
Read the media release.
Prime Minister Abe and former Prime Minister Turnbull met in Tokyo in January of 2018 for the annual Japan-Australia summit meeting. In a joint press statement, both leaders commended the ongoing collaboration by both nations and looked forward to further collaboration on the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain Project.
View the joint press statement here.
The Basic Hydrogen Strategy shows future visions that Japan should achieve with an eye on 2050 and also serves as an action plan to accomplish the visions by 2030. The strategy sets a goal that Japan should reduce hydrogen costs to the same level of conventional energy and to achieve the goal, provides integrated policies across ministries ranging from hydrogen production to utilisation under the common goals.
Basic Hydrogen Strategy (full text)
Basic Hydrogen Strategy (key points)
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