Australia is on the cusp of a renewable energy boom. But how can we make sure farmers and regional communities benefit from the mass investment and build-out of solar and wind energy.
The electricity sector is the single largest driver of climate change and takes billions of dollars out of our regional Australia each year. Together we can change that. We can build a local renewable energy economy that works for everyone.
Farmers for Climate Action is running a campaign called Repower our Communities to ensure that regional communities benefit from this transition.
Join the webinar and find out how we can do it.
Dr Helen Haines MP
Dr Helen Haines is the Federal Member for Indi. She developed the Local Power Plan to ensure that communities benefit from the transition to renewable energy. She has a bill currently before Parliament that would set up an agency to support communities to invest in local renewable energy solutions.
Mark has been supporting community-focussed energy programmes for over two decades, working for Community Energy Scotland for more than 10 of those years. Scotland is a global leader in community renewable energy. At the end of June 2019 an estimated 731 MW of community or locally owned renewable energy capacity was operational in Scotland. This was spread over a total of 20,560 individual renewable energy installations. This has revitalised many rural communities in Scotland and is a model that can be adopted here in Australia.