Keep an open mind on fossil fuelled hydrogen, Chief Scientist says

Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel is backing the Morrison government’s move to fund hydrogen projects fuelled by both fossil fuels and renewables as the best way to grow a potential powerhouse export industry.

However, Dr Finkel and renewable energy advocates argue wind and solar power offer the best commercial prospects for an Australian hydrogen industry.

Dr Finkel told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age he expected electricity generated by solar and wind to drive Australia’s nascent hydrogen industry in the “short to medium term”.

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