Jarra Hicks


A guide to benefit sharing options for renewable energy projects

As the renewable energy industry matures, community benefit sharing is becoming increasingly commonplace as a means to integrate renewable energy developments into local communities in ways that are positive, rewarding and beneficial for both project proponents and local communities. The guide is intended as a...

Enhancing positive social outcomes from wind farm development

This report aims to provide a ‘snapshot’ of current community engagement and benefit sharing practices in Australian wind farms. It provides an evidence base and recommendations for improving social outcomes from wind development for communities, regulators and developers.

Community engagement and benefit sharing in renewable energy development: a guide for applicants to the Victorian renewable energy target auction

The purpose of this guide is to set out the Victorian government’s expectations for the renewable energy industry, and to help assist developers to best engage and share benefits with the communities that will host these renewable energy projects.

Guide to community-owned renewable energy for Victorians

This guide provides an overview of Victoria’s community energy sector and the regulatory context in which community energy project groups operate. It reviews the project development process from concept to implementation, exploring community engagement, technologies, financial considerations and business models that may be used to...
Conference paper

Community renewable energy in Australia: exploring its character & emergence in the context of climate change action

Throughout the world, community involvement in renewable energy across many scales and varieties of activity is increasingly common, driven by broader processes of technical, social, political and environmental change. Social movements play a fundamental role in this process of change, acting as dynamic sites of...