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Transition to Renewable Energy and Indigenous People in Northern Australia: Enhancing or Inhibiting Capabilities?

Hunt, Janet; Riley, Brad; O'Neill, Lily; Maynard, Ganur


This paper uses the capability approach to analyse renewable energy developments on Aboriginal land in Australia’s Pilbara and Kimberley regions. These regions in the north-west of Australia have very high rates of Indigenous land tenure, and are attractive for both solar and wind power generation, particularly as developing technology makes it economically feasible to transport power over large distances. They are also remote from Australia’s electricity networks and often rely on expensive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021-03-21
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Human Development and Capabilities
DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2021.1901670


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