Category: Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

More Questions Than Answers On Turnbull’s Energy Announcement

The Andrews Labor Government is demanding more information on the Turnbull Government’s energy market announcement today. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio slammed Malcolm Turnbull’s plan, saying it lacked transparency and clarity, didn’t directly target prices and will take too long to work. The Labor Government took a stronger, simpler gas plan […]

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Developing Skills In Energy Efficiency

Melbourne Polytechnic will be the first Victorian education institute training the energy technicians of the future, with a new formal qualification for electricians in energy efficiency. The new Certificate IV in Energy Management and Control aims to upskill graduates so they can provide more energy efficient services to businesses. Melbourne Polytechnic, in partnership with Energy […]

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Sustainability Victoria Welcomes Board Appointments

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the appointment of a new Deputy Chairperson and four new members to the Sustainability Victoria board. Mr Kane Thornton will serve as the board’s Deputy Chairperson for the next two years and brings a range of skills to the role, including extensive experience in the renewable energy sector. New […]

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Finkel Review Backs Victoria’s Approach

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes today’s release of the Final Report for the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market (the Finkel Review). The final report, prepared by an Expert Panel and chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel AO,  recommends action to create a reliable and affordable energy system, […]

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Expanding Our Incident Air Quality Monitoring Network

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has partnered with Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) to better protect the community from smoke during major air pollution incidents. EPA has made 10 mobile incident smoke monitors available, which have been strategically situated around Victoria to measure smoke levels during fire incidents and ensure equipment can be deployed to […]

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Real Reforms, Right Now To Reduce Gas Bills And Protect Jobs

New gas market reforms proposed by the Andrews Labor Government will drive down prices, protect jobs and preserve the supply of gas to Victorian homes and businesses. A new gas export mechanism announced today would place a cap on the total allowable gas that major companies can export in order to protect domestic needs. Right […]

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Labor Slams Liberal Calls To Walk Away From Climate Deal

The Andrews Labor Government has slammed calls by the Victorian Liberal Opposition for Australia to join the US in withdrawing from the Paris climate change agreement. Despite Donald Trump’s announcement, the Labor Government will continue to stand with the rest of the world fighting climate change and doing our bit to reduce emissions, grow clean […]

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Yarram Recreation Reserve Goes Solar

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local sporting clubs in Gippsland go green – to reduce emissions and cut costs. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited Yarram Recreation Reserve today to announce a $24,375 grant to install 93 solar panels on the clubrooms. Local company Gippsland Solar will install the new […]

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Energy Roundtable Highlights The Valley’s Bright Future

Some of Australia’s leading energy innovators are in the Latrobe Valley this week to take part in a renewable energy roundtable. The Roundtable brings together more than 150 renewable energy and new energy technology stakeholders with the aim of identifying projects that could be successfully established in the Latrobe Valley to boost jobs and economic […]

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Surf Coast Community Groups Share In Coastcare Funding

Four Surf Coast community groups have received Coastcare grants to continue their vital voluntary work to protect and preserve Victoria’s precious coastal environment. The Victoria Community Grants Program supports the conservation, restoration and rehabilitation of coastal and marine environments along Victoria’s 2000km of coastline. The Surf Coast projects include: Anglesea Aireys Inlet Society for the […]

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