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The proposal

Green metals can become a reality in WA if we start planning and building towards this now. Clean state advocates the adoption of a Green Metals Strategy for WA that will: 

  1. Establish a green metals and renewable mining research, innovation and industry development hub and seek Commonwealth Government
    co-investment as a Cooperative Research Centre or CRC.
  2. Establish a low carbon jobs Industry Advisory Council reporting to the Premier.
  3. Establish incentives and agreements (as part of government approvals and State Agreements) to support and accelerate the uptake of renewable energy in mining and minerals processing.
  4. Support the proposal for a quick-start green aluminium smelter in Collie.
  5. Invest or partner in the building of a Hydrogen powered steel making plant.
  6. Underwrite the renewable energy projects that will be required to power a green metals industry.
  7. Negotiate with likely steel producers to locate to WA, with an incentive package that includes low cost renewable energy and a guaranteed customer base.
  8. Guarantee procurement of green steel, which could be used in WA infrastructure projects, rail and bus fleets, buildings and wind turbine towers.
  9. Boost investment and ambition in the WA Green Hydrogen Strategy.
  10. Support the establishment of the Asia Renewable Energy Hub in the Pilbara to provide a large-scale renewable energy source for hydrogen production.

We support climate action and clean jobs for Western Australia!