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First Nations community solving long standing energy security problems with clean energy projects

The community of Marlinja in the Northern Territory is developing a microgrid. The 100kw solar array and 136kWh battery will be connected at the end of April.
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Make it happen not just talking talking talking - we want it now

First Nations people living in the NT want change. Clean energy needs to be rolled out in communities and on homelands. 

 

 

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Building the clean energy workforce of the future

A new pilot training program aimed at introducing First Nations communities to the clean energy industry is underway. A small team of First Nations workers learned the basics of solar installation by powering a series of tiny homes with panels and batteries in an intensive five-day renewable energy program held earlier this month in Mataranka, Northern Territory.

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Key learnings from the Northern Territory roundtable

The second of many roundtables feeding into the co-design of the Federal government’s First Nations Clean Energy Strategy was held on 16-17 May 2023 in Alice Springs with nearly 100 people in attendance. The first was held in March 2023 in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

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Cosmos: Calls for extension of solar power to more Indigenous communities

In Tennant Creek, the sun shines about 300 days of the year but for many in the Indigenous community, that energy isn’t being put to good use in the home.

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Choice: Remote Aboriginal communities left behind in Australia's rooftop solar boom

Despite the potential benefits, getting rooftop solar projects up and running hasn't been easy.

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ABC: Clean energy transition strategy could keep the lights on in Australia's Indigenous communities

The reality of remote living, with a lack of reliable power and water supply, sits in stark contrast to the billions of dollars being poured into mining projects across Australia each year. 

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Northern Territory hosts two-day roundtable to unearth big ideas for ensuring First Nation leadership in energy transition

Ensuring First Nations people and communities participate in and benefit from the clean energy transition is the focus of a community roundtable in Alice Springs on 16-17 May 2023.

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Northern Territory policy overview highlights current environment for First Nations and clean energy

The Northern Territory has some of the strongest solar radiation in the world and there is clearly much potential to develop clean energy projects on First Nations titled lands. 

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Northern Territory Policy Overview: First Nations and Clean Energy

This paper was prepared to support conversations at the Mparntwe (Alice Springs) roundtable for the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy. The Northern Territory has some of the strongest solar radiation in the world and there is clearly much potential to develop clean energy projects on First Nations titled lands. 

 

 

Special thanks to Christian Bass for use of the photo.