ECNT has long advocated for the transformation of the Northern Territory’s economy into one grounded in renewable energy production, rather than continued reliance on fossil fuels. ECNT’s 10-point plan to “Repower” the NT with renewable energy, should see thousands of new jobs and lower power prices for Territorians. ECNT believes that the Northern Territory can capture an incredible opportunity to turn the Northern Territory’s abundance of solar resources into jobs, drive economic growth, and secure an affordable energy future for all Territorians.
Sun Cable’s project is an important step towards that goal. Nevertheless, any project of this scale will have impacts on the environment, some of them significant. To achieve a social licence to operate, it is vital that best practice is adopted by Sun Cable in its approach to developing this project in the Northern Territory, including throughout the environmental impact assessment process.