Topic: Energy

Helping Business Save Money Through Environmental Upgrades

The Andrews Labor Government has entered into an agreement with the Sustainable Melbourne Fund to help businesses reduce their energy costs. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Class Plastics to view its 1,460 solar panels, which will generate 365kW to power its manufacturing facility, through Environmental Upgrade Finance. Manufacturer Class […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Latrobe Valley To Get A New Mine Rehab Commissioner

The Andrews Labor Government will appoint the first Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner after a Bill was passed through Parliament today. The Mineral Resources (Sustainable Development) Amendment (Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner) Bill 2017 passed without amendment, and will set up the statutory office of the Commissioner. The Commissioner, to be based in Morwell, will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Helping Households Most In Need Reduce Their Energy Costs

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering $17 million to reduce energy costs for households that need it most. The Home Energy Assist program, which provides funding for more than 3,300 Victorian homes to become more energy efficient, has had its funding increased by an additional $8.1 million allocated in the Victorian Budget 2017/18. The Home […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Building More Energy Efficient Buildings

The Andrews Labor Government is reducing the energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions of Victoria’s buildings. The Labor Government will continue to work with the community and industry to move to cost-effective standards to lift the energy performance and improve the comfort of Victoria’s least efficient residential properties. Current funding includes: $8.9 million to strengthen […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Entries Open For 2017 ResourceSmart Schools Awards

Victorian schools can now enter Sustainability Victoria’s ResourceSmart Schools Awards which recognise the efforts of communities striving to make a positive impact on their environment. Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2017, the Awards recognise school and community projects which minimise waste, save energy and water, increase biodiversity and tackle climate change. The ResourceSmart Schools Awards […]

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Helping Businesses To Reduce Their Energy Costs

The Andrews Labor Government is helping businesses reduce their energy costs and increase their energy efficiency. Funding from the 2016-17 and 2017-18 Victorian Budget’s comprises $7.2 million in direct assistance for Victorian businesses. This includes: $3 million in funding for the Boosting Business Productivity (BBP) grants program to help 1,000 small and medium sized businesses […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Response To Loy Yang Fair Work Commission Decision

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the decision of the Fair Work Commission to accept the application for the termination of industrial action at AGL Loy Yang. This decision will protect Victoria’s power supply. Without this action by the Victorian Government and the decision by the Fair Work Commission, AGL would have commenced shutting Loy […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

Reviewing Our Gas Network Safety Framework

The Andrews Labor Government has expanded its review into Victoria’s electricity network safety framework to include our gas system. The main objective of the review, to be chaired by Dr Paul Grimes, is to enhance the safety of Victoria’s electricity and gas supply for the benefit of all consumers. This expansion of the review will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Protecting our environment and our energy future

The Andrews Labor Government will protect our environment and ensure a reliable and affordable energy supply for every Victorian. Under the Victorian Budget 2017/18, more than $921 million will help boost our bushfire prevention capability, protect our clean and green environment, prepare our state for climate change and to continue the fight for a fair […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Giving our regional communities certainty on gas

The Andrews Labor Government is giving farmers and regional communities the certainty they deserve by banning fracking and getting on with a geoscience program to better understand Victoria’s gas supplies. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes $42.5 million over four years to fund the Victorian Gas Program – a comprehensive study spearheaded by the state’s Lead […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Resources, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region