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Snowy a better way to build green hydrogen than handouts to billionaires

Media Release
Adam Bandt 6 Oct 2021

The Greens say they do not trust the government to deliver green hydrogen instead of toxic methane, and that there are better ways to turn Australia into a green hydrogen superpower than handouts to billionaires. 

Energy Minister, Angus Taylor, announced a $30 million dollar taxpayer funded grant for a new methane gas-fired power plant.

World leaders will meet in Glasgow in less than a month and ending fossil fuel subsidies will be one of the top goals for most nations at the COP summit. 

Quotes attributable to Greens Leader, Adam Bandt MP:

“The Greens’ preferred approach is to get Snowy Hydro to ditch the Kurri Kurri gas plant and expand into batteries and green hydrogen instead. We’ve got a publicly owned electricity generator and we should grow it.

“If the government wants to support construction of green hydrogen plants, it should do so through Snowy instead of more ‘no-strings attached’ grants to billionaires.

“We're dubious about giving public money to something the government is selling as a way to burn more toxic methane.

“Unless there’s a watertight guarantee that this money will go to green hydrogen, we reserve the right to disallow it.

“The JobKeeper rorts show this government has a terrible record of giving out public money to billionaires with no strings attached."

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