Snowy 2.0 must be publicly reviewed before proceeding
30 eminent Australian energy, engineering, economic and environmental experts have called on the Prime Minister and NSW Premier to delay final approval of the Snowy 2.0 pumped storage project until there has been a comprehensive independent review.
Ted Woodley, Hon Treasurer of the NSW National Parks Association. Former Chief Executive in the energy industry including PowerNet, GasNet, EnergyAustralia and CLP Power Systems (Hong Kong).
After the recent bushfire apocalypse, the stark realisation that our planet is suffering and our climate is changing more rapidly than anyone had envisaged has spurred numerous knee-jerk ‘solutions’ to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One such ‘solution’ being touted is the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project.
The National Parks Association of NSW today released a comprehensive research paper that found all of the claimed benefits of the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro storage project to be overstated or false.
Scientific experts have warned that if the massive Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro
development goes ahead it will spread noxious pests, weeds and diseases
throughout the alpine river system and downstream, causing catastrophic damage to aquatic environments, commercial fish farms and recreational fishing.
Growing opposition to the unacceptable environmental impact, immense cost and dubious community benefits of the Snowy 2.0 project is proven by the recently released public submissions on the Main Works Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Gary Dunnett, Executive Officer
This campaign update begins with actions by the NSW and Commonwealth governments that threaten the ability of NPA members to participate in conservation campaigns.