Snowy Hydro 2.0 approved by NSW government as part of Covid-19 economic stimulus

Deputy premier says project will bring jobs to Snowy Mountains region, but conservationists have labelled it ‘environmental vandalism’The Snowy Hydro 2.0 project is a step closer to going ahead after being approved by the New South Wales government, less than a month after it topped a list of 24 infrastructure projects the government wanted fast-tracked as part its Covid-19 economic response.The deputy premier, John Barilaro, announced on Thursday the government had approved the main works for the 2,000-megawatt pumped hydro storage project in the Snowy Mountains. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/may/21/snowy-hydro-20-approved-by-nsw-government-as-part-of-covid-19-economic-stimulus