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Join my renewable energy plan for regional Australia

Independent Federal Member for Indi Helen Haines is leading widespread community consultation to develop a community energy plan and ensure regional Australia benefits from a coming boom in renewable energy.

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Creating a community energy plan for our regions

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Jun 16, 2020 – Community energy brings democratic, new policy approach

In the nineteenth century, it was regional Australia that led the world in the transition from gas to electricity. When electric lighting first lit up our streets, it happened in towns like Tamworth, in 1888, Penrith, in 1890, and Broken Hill, in 1891. This history is fitting because, in the 21st century, regional Australia is again leading the country… Speech.

Jun 10, 2020 – Corryong strongly encouraged to pursue mini-grid study

Helen Haines says she will work tirelessly to secure funding for a Corryong renewable energy mini-grid after the federal government last week overlooked the bushfire-affected town’s application for an energy feasibility grant. The $50.4 million Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund supports feasibility studies to… Statement.

Jun 5, 2020 – Yackandandah wins grant for 100 per cent renewables

Helen Haines has welcomed a $350,000 grant for a feasibility study of ways Yackandandah can become fully powered by renewable electricity. The Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund federal grant will help the innovative North East community to explore electricity… Statement.

Jun 3, 2020 – Renewables could bring 800 jobs to Indi

Helen Haines says renewable energy could spark an employment boom in Indi, with new research suggesting the sector could deliver 800 new jobs in the electorate across the next five years. In a report for the Clean Energy Council published on June 2, University of Technology Sydney researchers projected that renewables… Statement.

May 8, 2020 – Launching a community energy plan

Independent Federal Member for Indi Helen Haines has launched a plan to ensure regional Australia benefits from a coming boom in renewable energy. Dr Haines today published a paper – co-authored with a group of 15 local energy advocates from across Indi – inviting public consultation… Statement.