Renewable energy hubs in rural electorates

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Australia Monthly Meeting with Guest Speaker

Jim Allen and Verity Morgan-Schmidt

 Renewable energy hubs in rural electorates

2 PM Saturday, 14 July 2018 on ZOOM AEST

2 pm NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS, QLD | 1.30 pm SA, NT | 12 noon WA

Many emerging renewable energy hubs are situated in rural electorates. While Citizens’ Climate Lobby Australia (CCL) doesn’t currently have strong connections with many of these electorates, Farmers for Climate Action (FCA, have been focusing climate solutions advocacy in many of them.

Jim Allen will discuss the distribution of renewable energy projects by Federal electorate, and will speculate on what it may mean for CCL’s work in creating political will for climate action.

Verity Morgan-Schmidt will share perspectives on climate and the agricultural sector, including FCA’s priorities and strategies for winning the hearts and minds of rural communities and politicians.


Jim Allen is CCL’s regional coordinator for South Australia and is a qualified town planner who helped prepare South Australia’s climate change strategy. Verity Morgan-Schmidt is the Chief Executive Officer of FCA, and a member of CCL. She is originally from the sheep and wheat country of Western Australia, and is a former Executive Officer for Western Australian Farmers Foundation. She has been the Executive Officer for Country Noosa, an organisation linking hinterland producers to coastal communities in South East Queensland. and holds a Master of Arts (Politics) in Sustainability and Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Politics and Global Studies.


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