Malcolm Turnbull takes #WithHydropower message to Washington
Malcolm Turnbull is in Washington D.C. this week with a clear message for global decision-makers: sustainable hydropower is clean, green, modern and affordable and is ready to play its role in delivering net zero and energy security. He is joined by Eddie Rich, CEO of the International Hydropower Association, and Jonas Moberg, CEO of the Green Hydrogen Organisation.
The delegation has meetings with the President of the World Bank (David Malpass), the Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) (Makhtar Diop), the Executive Directors of both the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Deputy US Secretary of Energy, David Turk. He will also address over 300 senior representatives of the US hydropower sector at the National Hydropower Association’s Waterpower Week event.
Building on the momentum of the #WithHydropower campaign, Malcolm said “We are at risk of stalling on the progress made at COP26. It will not be possible to deliver on our climate goals unless we start talking seriously about hydropower’s role in strengthening renewable energy systems.”
Eddie Rich added “Our message is clear – global decision-makers will not be able to address the existential challenges set out in this week’s IPCC report without a doubling of hydropower in the next 30 years. We need this to be done sustainably and as part of a broader package of energy technologies including wind, solar and green hydrogen. The challenge is huge and urgent, and the sector is ready.”