Australia’s largest state Western Australia is looking at climate change and decarbonisation technologies as key areas of its engagement with India. The minister gave this information to BLiTZ.
Stephen Dawson, Western Australia’s Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy, said automation of the mining industry was another priority. The economy of Western Australia is 380 billion Australian dollars. It contributes 17 per cent to the national economy but is home to only 10 per cent of the Australian population.
Dawson said the Unri government was looking for tie-ups with Indian companies and Tamil Nadu. “Our focus is on climate change, decarbonisation and automation of the mining industry,” he said.
“As the world seeks to decarbonize, Western Australia is uniquely placed to work with partners including India on this,” Dawson said. Famous for our mining sector, we have abundance of all the minerals needed to manufacture rechargeable batteries. We have access to sustainable and low-cost renewable energy to produce green hydrogen on a large scale and our industries are keeping the state at the forefront of a clean, diverse, inclusive and responsible global economy.’
Western Australia aims to be net zero emissions by 2050, which it seeks to achieve by 2030 with a major shift in the energy mix in favor of renewables.
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