Charlie Prell is a sheep farmer from Crookwell, an hour north of Canberra, in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. He is one of four farmers under the Crookwell 2 windfarm. He has had 19 years of experience in renewables, focusing on wind farms. He is a strong public supporter of the benefits wind farms can bring to small regional communities. He is a passionate advocate for an inclusive “benefit sharing” model for wind farm developments, where the whole community benefits from a windfarm, not just the few who host the turbines. He has been working as the NSW Regional Organiser for the Australian Wind Alliance since July 2014.
He was part of the working group and then the steering committee that formed “Farmers for Climate Action”. He was previously co-chair and is currently deputy chair of Farmers for Climate Action. He is passionate about the health and well-being of small regional communities and in assisting these communities to meet the challenge of climate change. He also promotes the opportunities that meeting these challenges can bring to individual farmers and the small regional communities where they live.