The Department for Energy and Mining is seeking public input on the proposed development of a Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Act to regulate large-scale hydrogen and renewable energy projects in South Australia.
You can get involved by:
- reading the Issues Paper
- heading to YourSAy to provide your comment
- Email feedback to DEM.Legislation@sa.gov.au
- Port Lincoln: 13 Dec 2022 – 11am-5pm – 66 Tasman Terrace, Port Lincoln (foot path area)
- Register your interest for the online webinar here.
South Australia is a global leader in the transition to renewable energy. In just over 16 years, the state has shifted its energy source from 1% to more than 65% renewable energy and is powering towards a target of 100% net renewables by 2030.
For Australia to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, energy derived from renewable sources will need to be about 40 times more than today’s national electricity market. With our abundant wind, sun, land and infrastructure, South Australia is well-positioned to develop a hydrogen and renewable energy industry.
There is enormous interest from companies in setting up renewable energy projects on government-owned pastoral lands and state waters, which are also co-owned by native title groups. This requires consideration of our policies and frameworks to ensure we are providing the best outcomes for communities, the environment and native title holders.
To ensure the sector grows sustainably, delivers net benefit to the environment and respects native title, the state government is planning to develop a Hydrogen and Renewable Energy Act to regulate large-scale hydrogen and renewable energy projects in South Australia.
The informed, early and ongoing participation of Aboriginal people in developing the state’s hydrogen and renewable energy industry is an essential part of this process to which the Department of Energy and Mining is firmly committed.