Topic: Energy

Vietnamese Community Embracing Solar Power

The Vietnamese community are set to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF), after receiving a $100,000 grant to increase the up-take of solar panels. The Labor Government has announced that the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association (AVWA), in collaboration with the Yarra Energy Foundation, would receive funding from the second round […]

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Supporting Waste To Energy Projects

A Ballarat community energy group has received $71,000 from the Andrews Labor Government to determine whether waste wood and sawdust can be used to make briquettes for commercial and industrial use. The Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions (BREAZE) project is valued at $143,480 and will deliver a business case to determine the viability of […]

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Boosting Victoria’s Renewable Energy Industry

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $100,000 to increase production of an innovative renewable energy management product produced by Australian Wind and Solar. Australian Wind and Solar are investing $398,000 to set up a facility to design and assemble the SunMate product locally in Victoria. The SunMate product can be used by homes and businesses […]

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Energy Upgrades Lead To Big Savings For Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is helping businesses reduce their energy costs through a range of programs that support long term sustainability and jobs growth. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today visited logistics company Metcash, which saved $300,000 on their annual energy bill after taking part in the Labor Government’s Victorian Energy […]

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Former Hazelwood Workers Get A New Start

The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark worker transfer scheme has helped its first 25 former Hazelwood power station workers secure new jobs at other Latrobe Valley power stations. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today met the group who recently commenced work at the AGL Loy Yang A power station. Engie and Energy Australia are […]

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Renewable Energy A Jobs Boom For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is harnessing the power of renewable energy to drive down prices, attract billions of dollars of investment and create thousands of local jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today to announce the introduction of legislation for Victorian Renewable Energy Targets (VRET), the largest […]

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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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Labor Government Welcomes Jobs Boost For Crib Point

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed AGL’s decision to select Crib Point as the preferred site for its proposed Australian LNG import terminal. Such a facility would allow the importation of cheaper gas from interstate and international markets – improving the reliability of our gas supply and reducing the price of gas for Victorian households […]

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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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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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