Widespread support for Renewable energy plan

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WAY OF THE FUTURE: Helen Haines (MHR, Indi) is pushing for renewable energy in the North East.

INDI could become a net exporter of renewable and reliable energy according to Wangaratta’s Federal Independent MP, Helen Haines (MHR, Indi).

Lower power bills for households, new industries and local ownership of large-scale solar farms were the prospects identified during an eight-week public consultation, to design a blueprint for locally-owned renewables in regional Australia led by Dr Haines.

Through a community co-design process, Dr Haines held 14 public workshops, engaged with hundreds of people and received more than 60 formal submissions from all states, including organisations, individuals and business.

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