ALC agrees with the observation contained in the Australian National Hydrogen Strategy document that:
Using locally made hydrogen can help reduce Australia’s heavy dependence on importing liquid fuels, especially for transport. This would potentially strengthen Australia’s strategic security and maximise our energy resilience.
However, as Australia makes this transition to a decarbonised economy, decision makers must not forget the need to ensure a resilient and efficient end to end supply chain to carry the Australian freight task.
This means that care needs to be taken to ensure that decisions made to incentivise the adoption of methods of transport utilising alternative fuels does not distort the efficient operation of the marketplace. In this submission, ALC will be principally concentrating on questions regarding the mandating of targets listed on page 21 of the Discussion Paper.