The challenges of energy transition are rumbling towards communities across Australia like an approaching freight train. It's been off in the distance for a while, but the roar of the locomotive is getting louder and louder. Communities that have been dependent on fossil fuel industries for generations have no choice but to pay attention.
Collaboration is essential to meet the Hunter's challenges
The former head of Australia's first transition authority in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, wants to help communities and individuals prepare for the changes that are heading their way.
"What's starting to happen is communities across Australia are now starting to understand that they really have to pay attention to this issue and do it in a much more considered way," Karen Cain, who was chief executive of the Latrobe Valley Authority for five years, said.