Yesterday’s Tasmanian State budget included more support for Tasmania’s renewable energy sector, including $3.8 million over four years to support the delivery of Project Marinus, Battery of the Nation, Renewable Hydrogen, the Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan and a Renewable Energy Coordination Framework.
This announcement backs the recent federal budget announcement of a $250 million package to accelerate nationally critical major transmission projects, including Marinus Link.
$16 million of the $50 million Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding Program is allocated this year. Metro Tasmania have been asked to trial zero emissions buses powered by hydrogen, establishing a consumer for future Tasmanian generated green hydrogen.
The government has also committed to 100 per cent of the state-owned vehicle fleet to be electric by 2030, and are expecting significant maintenance and fuel cost savings.
The full budget papers are available here