Topic: Energy

Liberals, Nationals Show They Are Fakes On Fracking

Victorian Liberals and Nationals have again betrayed farmers and abandoned regional Victoria by voting against a motion calling on Commonwealth support for the Andrews Labor Government’s historic Fracking Ban Bill. Matthew Guy has today proved he would rather side with the Sydney-centric Liberal Prime Minister than the people of Victoria. Liberals and Nationals voted against […]

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Large Scale Energy Storage: An Investment In Jobs, Reliability And Affordability

The Andrews Labor Government will invest an additional $20 million to support large-scale energy storage initiatives across Victoria, creating jobs, protecting affordability and maintaining the reliability of our energy grid. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy and Environment Lily D’Ambrosio made the announcement, which takes the Government’s total investment in energy storage to $25 […]

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Fracking Banned In Victoria, Giving Certainty To Farmers

Victoria’s farmers and our proud regional communities now have certainty after the Andrews Labor Government’s historic Fracking Ban Bill passed the Victorian Parliament. The Resources Legislation Amendment (Fracking Ban) Bill 2016 passed through the Upper House of the Victorian Parliament without amendment this afternoon. Farming communities across Victoria have been calling for a ban on […]

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Solar Feed-In Tariffs Double In Victoria

Victorian solar households will finally receive fair compensation for the power they provide to the grid  thanks to ground-breaking changes announced today. Solar households are set to receive a minimum feed-in tariff rate of 11.3 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the current five cents for selling excess electricity back into the grid. Around 130,000 […]

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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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