Hydrogen in Newcastle: Parliamentary inquiry told governments must move fast

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated June 27 2021 - 9:48pm, first published 7:00am
Fuel for the future: Professor Alex Zelinsky driving a car fuel by green hydrogen that was created at the University of Newcastle. Picture: University of Newcastle.

The potential economic and environmental rewards presented by emerging domestic and international hydrogen industries are enormous. But the state and regions such as the Hunter need to move fast to seize those opportunities or they could be lost elsewhere.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.