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Gippsland's Clean Energy Future launched by Committee for Gippsland (C4G)

In a week focusing on energy opportunities in Gippsland with the New Energy Conference in Sale, C4G's CEO Tony Cantwell said the launch today was about paving the way for Gippsland's clean energy future.

By news@gippsland - 8th August 2022 - Back to News

C4G's CEO Tony Cantwell said, "Gippsland has been the powerhouse of Victoria for generations, and today's launch highlights just why our region is central to Australia's clean energy future. Gippsland has unparalleled advantages that make it an exceptional place to invest in new energy opportunities."

C4G in partnership with RDA Gippsland, have engaged with Gippsland industries, businesses, regional leaders, and the community in developing Clean Energy Future

C4G in partnership with RDA Gippsland, have engaged with Gippsland industries, businesses, regional leaders, and the community in developing Clean Energy Future

Energy generating potential

Mr Cantwell also said, "This document showcases the strengths of Gippsland's energy generating potential, whether it is offshore or onshore wind, hydrogen, our transmission networks, storage, or solar generating potential, Gippsland is well placed to continue generating energy well into the future."

"The report also sets out the support required at all levels of government to help drive our clean energy future and ensure that opportunities for Gippsland communities and businesses are realised." Mr Cantwell said.

Encouraging investments

C4G Chair Rochelle Wrigglesworth said Gippsland had a proud history in energy generation and this prospectus shows a clear plan to continue powering the nation for generations to come.

"We want to capitalise on the opportunities that exist to power the clean energy economy for Gippsland's future and this report offers a strategic framework to help attract investment. It reinforces the advantages of our natural resources, infrastructure, networks and workforce capabilities."

"This prospect has engaged extensively with industry, business, local government, regional leaders and the community in identifying a clean energy future for Gippsland and investment opportunities for our region." Ms Wrigglesworth said,

Delivering clean energy future

NOUS Consulting principal director Richard Bolt spoke at the launch to discuss the extensive engagement behind 'Gippsland's Clean Energy Future', as well as the opportunities which will follow in helping deliver Gippsland's clean energy future.

Victorian government upper house member for Gippsland and Minister for Regional Development, Water and Equality, Hon Harriet Shing joined the launch virtually to welcome clean energy opportunities for Gippsland. The prospectus will also be presented as part of the Gippsland New Energy Conference taking place in Sale later this week.

Pictures from Committee for Gippsland website.


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