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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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Transmission planner listens to community and develops better plan

February 23, 2023

Reflecting local community needs, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) announced a new preferred route for the critical VNI West transmission line earlier today. RE-Alliance, an independent community-based organisation, welcomes this change as it...

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Submission to National Reconstruction Fund

February 07, 2023

RE-Alliance thanks the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, and Water for considering our submission in its development of the National Reconstruction Fund. We applaud the Government for committing to its climate target...

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A transmission to-do list

February 07, 2023

– Kate Kotarska, Policy Manager, RE-Alliance. Our last blog looked at the recommendations from our Building Trust for Transmission report that have been implemented, and that have led to transmission-related reforms over the last...

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10 in 10: Ten takeaways from RE-Alliance’s ten years

December 22, 2022

RE-Alliance was born ten years ago as the Victorian Wind Alliance. Since then we have worked with numerous people who are passionate about renewable energy: landholders, regional community groups and renewable energy companies who...

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New REZ Announcement: An opportunity for community driven development

December 21, 2022

Earlier today, the Tasmanian government announced the start of the state’s first Renewable Energy Zone. RE-Alliance, an independent community-based organisation, welcomes this announcement as an opportunity to bring community interests and priorities into the...

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Critical report brings community interests into transmission planning

November 23, 2022

RE-Alliance has welcomed the recent release of the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (the Commission’s) Final Report of Stage 2 of the Transmission Planning and Investment Review. We particularly welcome recommendations concerning improved transmission company...

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