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Collective plea for renewables funding

Several Australian organisations including the First Nations Clean Energy Network have bandied together to lobby the Federal Government to commit to $100 billion investment in clean energy.

A number of diverse organisations have joined forces to call on the Federal Government to commit to a 10-year $100 billion Australian Renewables Industry Package to secure Australia’s energy and economic future.

Coming together at the Australian Renewables Industry Summit in Canberra in September 2023, the collective of organisations spans clean energy, climate change, business, investment, community and unions. It believes Australia risks being left behind in the global renewables race unless the government urgently commits to the package, particularly in light of the US Government’s US$1 trillion Inflation Reduction Act.

The call for an Australian Renewables Industry Package is endorsed by groups including the Clean Energy Council, Australian Conservation Foundation, Australian Council of Trade Unions, Climate Action Network Australia, Climate Energy Finance, First Nations Clean Energy Network, New Energy Nexus, Rewiring Australia and the Smart Energy Council.

The group feels Australia must act ambitiously in order to realise the employment, export, economic, emissions-reduction, environmental and social benefits to the nation.


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