NSW Energy Minister, Matt Kean has announced the Governments first Renewable Energy Sector Board, and Mark Cain, CEO of the Australian Steel Institute has been named one of the 14 members of the Board.
The creation of the Renewable Energy Sector Board is part of the NSW government’s Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap. The board’s role is to oversee the operation of the renewable energy sector and the manufacture and construction of infrastructure in the sector. It will be tasked with providing guidance on how to best support job creation and economic benefits being created by the state’s ambitious energy plan.
“The Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap presents great opportunity for the NSW and Australian steel supply chain to participate in new business opportunities and for the creation of local jobs,” said Mark Cain.
The Board will look at everything from material sourcing and supply to contracting arrangements, and explore ways to give NSW manufacturers a competitive advantage in emerging ‘green’ supply industries. It will be joint chaired by Daniel Walton from the Australian Workers’ Union and Craig Memery from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, and brings together 12 representatives from across the sector.
“We have bought all the key players to the table to make sure we don’t miss any opportunities to support local jobs and industry as we modernise the state’s energy infrastructure over the coming decades.” NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean said in a statement.
The board will meet at least twice a year and will deliver its first report to minister Kean before the end of March.
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