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On 1 March 2019, in a joint release between the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, the Hon Matt Canavan and Minister for Energy, the Hon Angus Taylor MP, a public input to inform the development of a new clean hydrogen industry has been initiated. The intention of the governments consultation on the topic of hydrogen is to utilise public feedback to inform the government’s thinking and to influence the direction of their strategies for the future of Hydrogen. 

Public feedback will inform and develop a draft strategy, to be publicly released in September 2019. The COAG Hydrogen Working Group will conduct an extensive consultation across Australia during 2019, in person and through electronic submissions. The department invites interested parties to comment by 28 March 2019 through the provided links below:

To learn more about how you can participate in this public consultation, please visit the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s National Hydrogen Strategy – Request for input here.

For more information on Senator Matt Canavan’s media release, please visit here.

On 22 January 2019, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announced a $1 billion pledge for the development of an Australian hydrogen industry, identifying the resource as an “emerging and exciting source of energy across the world” and the potential for Australia to be at the forefront of the proclaimed “hydrogen revolution”.

Read the media release.

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.

On 10 August 2018, Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel briefed the COAG Energy Council on the opportunities for hydrogen for Australia’s future.

View the briefing paper and the media release on the Chief Scientist website.

COAG Energy Council Meeting Communique – Friday 10 August 2018: The meeting featured a hydrogen update from Dr Alan Finkel, AO, Chief Scientist. Click here to view.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) commissioned a report, Opportunities for Australia from Hydrogen Exports, which was released on 17 August 2018.

View the report and the media release on the ARENA website.

Australia’s national science agency the CSIRO has released the National Hydrogen Roadmap which outlines the pathways to an economically sustainable hydrogen industry in Australia.

View the roadmap and the media release on the CSIRO website.

The Strategic Energy Plan was published in July 2018 by the government of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Click here to view the document’s English translation.
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)