Hydro and seek: Snowy Hydro 2.0 - will it ever be built?

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Abandoned energy policies litter the Australian landscape. The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, Emissions Trading Scheme, National Energy Guarantee: none have survived, nor have the prime ministers that proposed them.

Snowy Hydro 2.0 is the only big initiative left standing with a chance of survival.

It’s a multi-billion-dollar, devilishly complex engineering project that aims to put a new underground power station in a remote corner of the Snowy Mountains.

Can it be done? How would it help shore up the nation’s electricity supply? And is it worth it?

ABC News article featuring commentary by Dr Matthew Stocks, College of Engineering and Computer Science. Read the full story. 

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