How an Indigenous renewable energy alliance aims to cut power costs and disadvantage
Original story at the Guardian• 6 mentions • 2 weeks ago
the Guardian 2 weeks ago
Like so many of the Indigenous communities dotted across the Australian continent, the remote communities in north-west New South Wales are struggling. “These are not happy places,” says the Euahlayi elder Ghillar Michael Anderson. Many of the 300 or so residents of Anderson’s hometown of Goodooga rely on welfare, he says. Exorbitant electricity bills – up to $3,000 a quarter for some households – further exacerbate the poverty. “We’re always at the end of the power line, so the service that is there is quite extraordinary in terms of cost.” Many other communities rely on expensive, emissions-intensive diesel-powered generators to ...