On 2 August 2019, the Smart Energy Council and the Australian Association of Hydrogen Energy (AAHE) announced the formation of Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia, a new force for advocacy and action to support the development of the emerging hydrogen industry in Australia.
Operating as a division of the council, Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia will advocate for the development of the hydrogen industry in Australia including:
Membership for Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia is incorporated into Smart Energy Council membership, you can opt-in to communications, networking and events related to hydrogen.
Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia is local, but our reach is global, and our memberships are open to individuals and corporate bodies who want to actively support and/or promote:
As a division of the Smart Energy Council, Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia advocates for the development of the industry and the uptake of hydrogen.
The division seeks to promote the use of hydrogen as a clean and sustainable fuel and energy storage medium in Australia.
We support this essential work by designing, organising and hosting a range of paid and free events including seminars, workshops, conferences and webinars.
Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia’s program of work focuses on:
Our essential program of work in 2021-2022 includes:
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The Zero Carbon Certification Scheme is an industry-led Guarantee of Origin style scheme which promotes the uptake and distribution of renewable hydrogen products and their derivatives in Australia and overseas.
The scheme will assess the embedded carbon in participating hydrogen, ammonia and metals produced within Australia.
Any enquiries regarding Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia events, activities or membership should be directed to Scott Hamilton, Senior Advisor, Renewable Hydrogen on: scott.hamilton@smartenergy.
Any enquiries regarding the Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia advocacy program should be directed to Wayne Smith, Government Relations Manager on e: firstname.lastname@example.org, or on m: +61 417 141 812.
The Australian Association for Hydrogen Energy (AAHE) was formed in late 2009 as the national association promoting the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier, its integration in the Australian energy economy, and the development and deployment of hydrogen energy technologies, such as fuel cells.
Building on the success of the 2008 World Hydrogen Energy Conference, held in Brisbane, the AAHE has been established to represent a wide range of Australian stakeholders, from industry and academia, to federal, state and local government, that have an interest in hydrogen and its role in clean energy and transportation.
For more information visit: https://www.hydrogenaustralia.org/
At Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia, we understand the significance of partnering with First Nation and Indigenous communities in the transition to clean energy. We recognise the importance of acknowledging their wisdom, culture, and rights as we embark on renewable energy projects on their lands. We have great admiration for their continued connection to country, land, sea and waterways.
The Voice to Parliament referendum presents us with an opportunity to walk alongside First Nations peoples towards a more inclusive and equitable future. It poses a fundamental question: should Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have the right to voice their concerns to the Parliament and Executive Government on matters that impact them directly?
We believe that we have a role to play in this journey towards healing, reconciliation, recognition, and equity.
Our commitment is to embrace the key principles set forth in the First Nations Clean Energy Network’s (FNCEN) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Best Practice Principles for Clean Energy Projects. These principles include respectful engagement, transparent communication, cultural heritage preservation, equitable sharing of benefits, responsible land stewardship, and cultural competency.
We extend our support and encouragement to our industry members, networks and stakeholders to engage in thoughtful reflection and self-examination of our biases and assumptions. We are committed to upholding the principles of the Respectful Referendum Guidelines. We challenge ourselves and others to take this question seriously, arriving at an informed decision that we can proudly discuss with future generations.
At Zero Carbon Hydrogen Australia we support and endorse the ‘Yes’ vote in the Australian Voice to Parliament referendum, affirming our commitment to a more inclusive and representative democracy.
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