More support for hydrogen needed to stop Australia lagging on clean energy, Japanese expert warns

Tatsuya Terazawa says Albanese government must also consider carbon capture and storage and small modular nuclear reactors

Australia’s hope of becoming a clean energy superpower won’t be realised unless it lifts support for hydrogen and considers carbon capture and storage or even small modular nuclear reactors, a visiting Japanese expert said.

Tatsuya Terazawa, chief executive of Japan’s Institute of Energy Economics and an Asia Society-Victoria distinguished fellow, said Australia’s appeal for investors would also hinge on how it treated LNG projects.

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