Submission to review of community engagement of renewable energy infrastructure

ALGA has provided a submission to the Australian Energy Infrastructure Commissioner’s (AEIC) Review of community engagement practices.

The submission makes a number of recommendations from the local government sector focusing on community engagement in renewable energy infrastructure.

ALGA highlighted the importance of a fast rollout of renewable energy infrastructure including energy firming and transmission infrastructure in achieving Australia’s ambition for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. However, local governments’ experience shows an immense disparity in proponents’ approaches, standards of consultation and benefits for communities when it comes to renewable energy infrastructure.

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