Category: Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

New Body To Oversee Caulfield Racecourse

The Andrews Labor Government today introduced legislation to establish a new governing body to manage the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve. The legislation, if passed, will enable the new independent body to manage the land for the purposes it was reserved – as a racecourse and public park. The proposed change to management arrangements will bring it […]

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Review Into Victoria’s Gas And Electricity Markets Released

The independent panel investigating Victoria’s gas and electricity retail markets has recommended a range of measures to drive down power prices, protect consumers and put people first. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate change welcomed the release of the Independent Review into the Retail Electricity & Gas Retail Markets in Victoria, commissioned by the Andrews […]

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Reducing Energy Costs And Combating Climate Change

Victoria’s offices, hotels and retail centres represent an untapped opportunity in the fight against climate change. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $1.76 million to support owners and tenants to make their commercial buildings more energy efficient while meet with representatives from local Dandenong businesses to discuss energy prices with […]

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Action To Protect Stawell Community From Tyre Stockpile

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed action taken by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to protect the Stawell community from the tyre stockpile on Saleyards Road. From today, the EPA will begin removing the tyres from the site after repeated attempts to make the owners of the stockpile meet their legal and regulatory obligations. The […]

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Helping Deliver The Recycling Message For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has released an education kit to help councils better communicate with their residents from culturally diverse backgrounds about waste, recycling and litter. Engaging with Culturally Diverse Communities on Waste, Resource Recovery and Litter –  a Kit for Educators has been produced by the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group in consultation […]

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Building Australia’s First Hydrogen Refuelling Station

The Andrews Labor Government is providing $1 million to support the transition to a zero-emissions fleet of local government vehicles. Moreland City Council, in collaboration with hydrogen utility company H2U, has received funding to implement a renewable hydrogen refuelling station. This initiative is expected to create up to 15 ongoing full-time local jobs and has […]

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Record Forest Firefighters To Keep Victoria Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is recruiting 300 project firefighters for summer and 49 new permanent forest and fire operations officers to help keep Victorians safe in the upcoming fire season. This fire season Forest Fire Management Victoria will have more than 1,000 frontline forest firefighters, supported by a further 2,000 staff from across the Department […]

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Developing Solar Battery Storage Kits And Creating Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $825,000 towards a  pilot project to develop solar battery storage kits and create local jobs. A consortium of five companies, led by innovation company ARVIO, will receive funding under the second round of the Labor Government’s $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund. This project will manufacture a solar storage […]

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$400 Million Saved Through Energy Efficiency Program

Australia’s largest energy efficiency certificate program has saved householders and businesses more than $400 million on their energy bills in 2017. The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) program was created by the Labor Government in 2009 to make energy efficiency improvements more affordable, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage investment and jobs in the energy sector. […]

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Fast-Tracking Renewable Energy Into The Grid

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in smart solutions to fast-track the rollout of large-scale renewable energy projects in Victoria. Solar engineering company Clean Technology Partners has received $142,000 to develop an ‘e-cube’ under the second round of the Labor Government’s $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund. The $570,000 project will see the company work […]

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