While renewable energy technology is rapidly being rolled out across Australia, and major renewable energy precincts are being planned and developed, particularly in regional areas, most First Nations communities are locked out from realising the benefits. Launched in November 2021, the First Nations Clean Energy Network is made up of First Nations people, groups, community organisations, land councils, unions, academics, industry groups, technical advisors, legal experts, renewables companies and others – working in partnership to ensure that First Nations people, groups and communities are key participants in and share in the benefits of Australia’s rapid transition to clean energy. The Network is led by a Steering Group of First Nations leaders. As a national, First Nations-led coalition, the Network aims to enable and empower First Nations to participate in, benefit from, respond to, and shape renewable energy projects that impact their communities, land, waters and Sea Country. Our website sets out the range of activities we’ve embarked on since being launched just over 12 months ago, including our work engaging with the Federal Government on the co-design of a First Nations Clean Energy Strategy (which can also be viewed here).