Federal politicians have recently discussed their opposing views on the future of hydrogen fuelling for Queensland’s bus network
Federal politicians from Central Queensland have clashed in parliament over the region’s opportunity for hydrogen-powered bus networks.
Senator Murray Watt has responded to a speech made by Member for Flynn Colin Boyce after Boyce used his first speech to label the growing hydrogen market as dangerous.
In his speech, Boyce says hydrogen is very difficult to produce, store, transport and use on his first day as part of parliament.
Watt has responded with his opinions that were posted on Central Queensland Today, saying Boyce is putting his own prejudices and ideology ahead of CQ jobs.
“It’s enough to make you wonder whether Boyce is the right person to be representing a region on the brink of becoming a world-leading hydrogen superpower,” Watt says.
Any numbers of companies are investing in CQ right now to seize these opportunities, from building the world’s largest hydrogen-equipment manufacturing facility, green hydrogen and ammonia plants and hydrogen export facilities in Gladstone, to hydrogen buses in Emerald and similar developments near Rockhampton.
“The only person who’s missed the bus is the new Member for Flynn.”
With governments and companies investing in hydrogen technology in the area, Watt says Boyce’s decision to write off an industry that promises much to the region’s economy is baffling.
Watt says he will continue working with the Labor Party to prioritise hydrogen projects in the CQ area and create more local jobs.
Extracted in full form: Queensland politicians weigh in on hydrogen debate | News (busnews.com.au)