May 28, 2021

Community Power | Building Climate and Economic Resilience with Dr Helen Haines

Community Power | Building Climate and Economic Resilience with Dr Helen Haines

How can local communities best share in the vast opportunities of our national transition to a net zero carbon economy and work together to become climate resilient?


Throughout her successful campaign for election as an independent in the northeast Victorian Federal seat of Indi in 2019, Dr Helen Haines has championed an approach to community-led representation.


Since her election, Dr Haines has applied this same approach to undertake an extensive community policy co-design process to develop the Local Power Plan for Community owned, renewable energy and to develop a framework for an Australian Federal Integrity Commission.


In this episode Laura Phillips, Head of Editorial and Urban Advocacy at HIP V. HYPE, is joined by Dr Helen Haines, the independent member of parliament for Indi and Kate Nicolazzo, General Manager, Sustainability at HIP V. HYPE to discuss how regional communities are at the forefront of Australia’s renewable energy transformation.


For more information on how to support the Australian Local Power Bill 2020 head to the Local Power Plan page. 


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