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Reforming the EPBC Act for nature, community and climate outcomes

March 28, 2024

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act is Australia's legal framework for the protection of nationally significant places, species and ecosystems. It is being updated by the Federal Government for the first time...

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RE-Alliance response to AEIC community engagement review

February 02, 2024

Today the Community Engagement Review by Australia’s Energy Infrastructure Commissioner (AEIC) was released, with Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen accepting the recommendations “in principle”. Lines attributable to Andrew Bray, National Director of...

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How we’re spending January 26

January 25, 2024

– Tony Goodfellow, Advocacy Manager, RE-Alliance. At RE-Alliance, we believe that our transition to renewable energy gives us an opportunity to build a better future – for our communities, environment and economy. We are...

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Submission to NSW Draft Energy Policy Framework & Guidelines

January 11, 2024

In December 2023, NSW released a revised energy policy framework and updated planning guidelines for wind farms, solar farms, benefit sharing and transmission projects.  RE-Alliance strongly supports the accelerated build-out of renewable energy technologies,...

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We're hiring – Join the RE-Alliance team in 2024

December 22, 2023

We're hiring! Join the RE-Alliance team in 2024. We're currently looking for a: Senior Campaign Manager Senior Media Specialist Queensland Community Engagement Manager Senior Campaign Manager The Senior Campaign Manager will develop and oversee...

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AEMO: Community acceptance the key for huge buildout of transmission and renewables

December 21, 2023

Coal is exiting rapidly, renewables are urgently needed, and community acceptance is key, says AEMO’s Draft 2024 Integrated System Plan. Last Friday, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Australia’s central grid authority, released the...

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What does the future of regional Australia look like?

July 27, 2023

– Neville Mattick, Community Engagement Manager, Central-West Orana REZ, RE-Alliance. Farmers, graziers and our regional communities have had plenty of reasons to be gloomy about the future over the past 15 years. Worsening floods,...

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Queensland landholders to benefit from Australia-first approach to transmission host payments

May 18, 2023

A new payment scheme for transmission hosts and neighbours in Queensland, announced by Queensland government-owned Powerlink, has been welcomed by community advocacy organisation RE-Alliance.  Queensland becomes the third state to offer payments to landholders...

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Experts weigh in on VNI West

May 16, 2023

Public engagement and informed conversations are a crucial step in ensuring our critical infrastructure developments are properly scrutinised. However, recent claims around the proposed VNI West transmission line have led the Australian Energy Market...

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A crucial step towards community-oriented path to net zero that can also work for agricultural communities

May 05, 2023

The Federal Government will legislate a national Net Zero Authority to ensure workers, industries and communities in Australia’s traditional energy regions can “seize the opportunities of Australia’s net zero transformation.” RE-Alliance, an independent community-based...

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