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Farmers for Climate Action has launched a landmark report that lays out a plan for farming communities to participate in and benefit from the rollout of renewable energy.

The report identifies key policy solutions, including incentivising on-farm renewables, fixing the distribution network to make it work for farming communities, support for ‘agrivoltaics’, and ensuring farming communities can fairly share the benefits of transmission line infrastructure.

The roll-out of large-scale renewable energy is happening in the regions – current energy regulations, policies and programs are not working to support farmers or regional communities, and we need a plan to make sure farmers and farming communities can benefit.

Getting this right would benefit all Australians, reducing input costs for food production, building resilience, and providing a faster, cheaper, more efficient, and effective path to the renewable energy system we need.

This report has been written for Farmers for Climate Action by Karin Stark (Farm Renewables Consulting), Kate Healey & Andy Bray (RE Alliance) and Neil Gibbs (Online Power).

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