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Australia's hydrogen dreams colored by 'blue' vs. 'green' divide

Reliance on fossil-fuel based output seen as risk to future competitiveness

A fierce debate is unfolding over whether Australia's nascent hydrogen industry should be powered by fossil fuels or renewables. (Source photo by Getty Images) 

SYDNEY -- Australia aspires to become a hydrogen superpower in the next decade but some experts say a push for fossil fuel-based, rather than renewables-backed production could undermine its future competitiveness and leave some projects stranded.

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