Establishment of the Hydrogen Working Group of the COAG Energy Council

Publication date: Wednesday, 19th December 2018.

Hydrogen presents a major opportunity for the Australian economy. The COAG Energy Council seeks to support the development of a clean, innovative and competitive hydrogen industry that benefits all Australians and is a major global player by 2030.

At its meeting on 19 December 2018, Energy Council agreed to establish a dedicated Working Group, chaired by the Chief Scientist, to lead activities that achieve this vision. 

The Working Group will have six work streams: hydrogen exports; hydrogen for transport; hydrogen in the gas network; hydrogen for industrial users; hydrogen to support electricity systems; and cross-cutting issues. 
Key priorities for the Working Group include developing a national hydrogen strategy for 2020-2030, and a co-ordinated approach to projects and programs that support industry development. 

Read more in the Chief Scientists, Dr Alan Finkel AO, Proposal for a National Hydrogen Strategy below.