NSW has the best combination of solar and wind conditions in Australia to deliver renewable energy 24/7.
Australia’s first Renewable Energy Zones and a world-leading green hydrogen strategy position regional NSW to be a global leader in hydrogen production and technology.
The implementation of the NSW Government’s Net Zero Plan, together with the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap, will result in more than 9,000 jobs and up to $37 billion in private-sector investment in the clean economy, the majority expected to be across regional areas.
Regional NSW will deliver five coordinated Renewable Energy Zones, unlocking a significant pipeline of large-scale renewable energy and storage projects and supporting thousands of new jobs in 2030.
NSW clean technology businesses and research institutions carrying out ground-breaking work in this emerging sector include the UNSW School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, the CSIRO Energy Centre at Newcastle and the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources.
At a glance
clean economy investment expected over the next 10 years
in regional energy infrastructure investment projected by 2030
NSW energy prices forecast to be in the lowest 10% of OECD by 2030
of new electricity generation targeted by 2030
NSW ranking in the WWF Australia's Renewable Superpower Scorecard
90 million tonnes
Targeted reduction in NSW electricity emissions by 2030
Renewable Energy Zones to be delivered across regional NSW
Clean technology component manufacturing
Battery manufacturing and assembly
Solar panel manufacturing and recycling
Green hydrogen production
Hydrogen supply chain
“AGL and FFI look forward to working with the NSW Government to develop this opportunity in the Hunter Valley, where the sites and workers have been the backbone of the electricity grid for many decades. The project demonstrates Australia’s potential to become a global green hydrogen superpower, in the process creating thousands of local direct and indirect jobs and strengthening economies in regional Australia.”
Julie Shuttleworth AM, Global Growth, Fortescue Future Industries
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