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Scully attacks NSW Treasurer over 'guarantees'

 

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Member for Wollongong Paul Scully has attacked the NSW Treasurer’s record on the Government’s lack of investment in the Illawarra’s renewable energy future during a speech in NSW Parliament last night.

Mr Scully told NSW Parliament more than 530 days had passed since the passage of the Electricity Infrastructure Investment Bill 2020, which guaranteed the increased use of local steel content in renewable energy infrastructure and investment in the development of an Illawarra hydrogen hub.

“When the bill passed, the Illawarra industry stood poised, ready to be involved. Its members saw the opportunity to be part of the evolution of energy generation, and to support and create more jobs. Yet they wait and they wait and they wait.

“Yet the New South Wales Government delays and dithers in delivering its hydrogen commitments, and the Morrison Government has not bothered to declare Port Kembla a hydrogen hub”, he said.

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