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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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South Australia Policy Overview: First Nations and Clean Energy

South Australia is a global leader in renewable energy. Driven by high quality wind resources and rooftop solar in a smaller electricity market, renewable energy supplies around 70% of SA's electricity consumption. SA has one of the highest market shares for renewable energy in the world and has a target for 100% renewable energy by 2030. 

 

Thanks to Neoen for the image of the 150 MW Hornsdale Power Reserve


First Nations have a significant opportunity in Queensland's clean energy industry

Despite significant energy justice issues, there is great opportunity for First Nations to play a leading role in the clean energy industry in Queensland, particularly given the scale of projects proposed.

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