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Embedding First Nations rights, interests and priorities in economic and policy systems

Australia’s energy transition - the bedrock of Australia’s economic future - will only happen at the pace and scale required when our First Nations voices, interests and aspirations are a genuine part of development and planning systems. 

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Australian Capital Territory Policy Overview: First Peoples and Clean Energy

Elders, councils, and elected bodies represent the rights and interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ACT. The ACT sources its electricity from renewable generators, such as solar and wind. Since 2020, all electricity in the ACT has come from renewable sources.

 

 

Thanks for use of the photo by Allan Sharp


Tasmania has achieved 100% renewable energy generation

Tasmania is one of the few regions globally to have achieved 100% renewable energy generation in November 2020, primarily due to the high contribution of hydropower.

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The potential for First Nations participation in renewables in Western Australia is vast

Western Australia has very strong solar resources and nationally competitive wind resources that are largely untapped. There is clearly much potential for the development of clean energy projects on land where First Nations communities hold an interest.

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Western Australia Policy Overview: First Nations and Clean Energy

Western Australia has very strong solar resources and nationally competitive wind resources that are largely untapped. There is clearly much potential for the development of clean energy projects on land where First Nations communities hold an interest.

 

Thanks for use of the photo Tobias Keller! 




First Nations and the Clean Energy Transition: Emerging Issues in New Transmission Infrastructure

A review of Federal and State government approaches to transmission reveals inconsistency and a lack of accountability for ensuring commitments to First Nations outcomes. Despite all government’s stated ambition for First Nations participation in Australia’s energy transition, there is presently a lack of commitment to embedding First Nations outcomes in transmission planning prior to decision-making.



 

 

With grateful thanks for use of the photo by Nikola Johnny Mirkovic.


New South Wales policy overview: First Nations and clean energy

The energy transformation in New South Wales has included a range of initiatives for First Nations people. 

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NSW Policy Overview: First Nations and Clean Energy

The energy transformation in New South Wales has included a range of initiatives for First Nations people. At present, Aboriginal Working Groups in the Renewable Energy Zones are undertaking the responsibility of negotiating outcomes with renewable energy proponents. The NSW Government has announced ambitious plans to transform the energy system from reliance on coal-fired power to 80% renewable energy by 2030. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Jacques Bopp 


Victoria Policy Overview: First Peoples and Clean Energy

Due to its reliance on emissions-intensive brown coal, Victoria is currently seeking to engineer a transition from one of the dirtiest power systems in the world to 95% renewable energy by 2035. The Victorian government has set out an ambitious agenda consisting of projects such as establishing Renewable Energy Zones, the development of offshore wind, battery storage targets, and energy efficiency and electrification of households and businesses. The amount of coal-fired power has decreased significantly with the 2017 exit of Hazelwood station and the exit of Anglesea coal power station in 2015.  

 

Thanks to Huzaifa Tariq for the beautiful photo!




Designing a clean energy industry that is inclusive of First Nations rights, interests and responsibilities

First Nations people can and should benefit from the renewable energy revolution, including from small community-based projects to large scale export-focused initiatives, and also through the development of new supply chains and industries.

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