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2 September 2022

Farmers applaud NSW clean storage announcement

Farmers for Climate Action has welcomed news the NSW Government will invest $44.8 million into five new pumped hydro projects across NSW.

Farmers for Climate Action CEO Fiona Davis said the race was on to create regional jobs by building clean energy and storage to replace ageing coal power stations being closed by their owners.

“The NSW Government says these five pumped hydro projects will create 2300 jobs and add a whopping 1.7 gigawatts of vital long duration storage,” Dr Davis said.

“FCA welcomes investment in projects which create regional jobs while reducing reliance on fossil fuels. Lithgow, Muswellbrook, Yetholme, Wollomombi, and Bowral look to be big jobs winners from this investment.

“We look forward to more announcements of this kind in other states and territories, and more regional jobs created by investment in clean energy.”

Farmers for Climate Action is a movement of 7000 farmers calling for strong economy-wide climate policies.

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