Topic: Energy

Converting Waste To Energy For A Sustainable Future

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new $2 million program to support the development of waste to energy technologies, including anaerobic digestion and thermal treatment of waste. The Waste to Energy Infrastructure Fund will boost sustainable energy production using organic and other materials and divert more waste from landfill. As a major food producing […]

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Australia’s Largest Battery To Be Built In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for expressions of interest to build Australia’s first grid scale battery storage facility. The new 20MW battery will be constructed in the north-west or south-west of Victoria, where the energy market operator has identified opportunities to improve grid reliability. Storage plays a vital role in better integrating renewable energy […]

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Driving Down Energy Bills, Supporting Skills In The Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Latrobe Valley residents reduce their energy bills providing  $5 million for practical energy efficiency upgrades to their homes. The Latrobe Valley Home Energy Upgrade Program will help up to 1,000 homes in greatest need in the Latrobe City, Wellington and Baw Baw region – with household upgrades of up […]

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Liberals Plan To Kill Jobs And Increase Power Prices

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy’s plan to scrap Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target (VRET) will put thousands of jobs at risk – while significantly increasing power prices and pollution. VRET is providing investment certainty that will drive $9 billion in investment in renewables and large-scale energy storage – creating 11,000 new jobs, cutting the cost of power […]

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Banning Fracking Once And For All

Landmark legislation to permanently ban fracking for gas will today return to the Victorian Parliament as the Andrews Labor Government puts regional communities first to protect our clean and green reputation. Victorians have overwhelmingly embraced a ban on fracking to support farmers, the environment and the state’s vital food and fibre sector. In a national […]

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Liberals And Nationals Refuse To Stand By Victorian Farmers

The Victorian Liberals and Nationals must now decide whether they back Victorian farmers and support a ban on fracking – or are craven to the Sydney-centric Prime Minister. In an attempt to distract from his own issues, the Prime Minister has criticised the Andrews Labor Government for its decision to ban fracking in Victoria. We […]

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Liberals’ Plan To Increase Power Prices By 25 Per Cent

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy’s desperate plan for a staged closure of Hazelwood power station would lead to Victorian families paying an extra 25 per cent for their energy bills according to independent modelling by Frontier Economics. Mr Guy’s plan comes despite Engie confirming that a staged closure for Hazelwood is not and was never an […]

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Modernising Victoria’s Energy Grid

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $5 million to support Victorian large-scale energy storage initiatives that will strengthen our electricity system for the future. Large-scale energy storage is used throughout the world to add to grid security and stability, providing both immediate grid services and longer-term benefits to consumers. Battery storage, micro-grids and internet-enabled devices […]

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Cutting Energy Bills For 800 Homes In Need

The Andrews Labor Government today announced a $6 million initiative which will improve home energy efficiency and save money for those most in need. The Making Home Energy More Affordable program will deliver energy efficiency upgrades for 800 concession and low income households. It will include replacing appliances, home renovations and installing solar panels, and […]

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No More Fracking: South-West Farmers Have Their Say

The Andrews Labor Government’s move to permanently ban fracking for gas continues to build support with farmers near Victoria’s surf coast saying they want the practice outlawed for good. Minister for Resources Wade Noonan was taken on a guided tour through a local farm in Bambra, inland of Aireys Inlet, where he spoke to community […]

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