This submission provides feedback on the Australian government’s First Nations Clean Energy Strategy (FNCES) consultation paper, highlighting policy measures that should be part of the strategy.
Environment Victoria’s Clean Energy For All campaign emphasises the need to get to 100% renewables quickly and fairly. A strong First Nations Clean Energy Strategy is not only consistent with our goals; we see it as an essential component. Renewable energy entails the appropriation of resources from nature — wind, sunlight, and others — into Australia’s economy. These resources are fundamentally First Nations’ resources. It is vital that the transition does not drive a new wave of dispossession.
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