Topic: Energy

Creating Jobs And Giving Power Back To The People

Up to 1000 homes across Victoria will be able to monitor and access their own power usage under a new initiative funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Energy software developer Geli Australia has received $850,000 to develop a monitoring and control system through round two of the Labor Government’s New Energy Jobs Fund. The Government […]

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

Innovation – The Key To Tackling Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $4.7 million for Climate Change Innovation Challenge grants and workshops across Victoria. The grants will support innovative projects and promote local action on climate change as we work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s part of the Labor Government’s $5.6 million investment in the Virtual Centre for Climate Change […]

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

Building The Hepburn Waste To Energy System

Hepburn Shire Council has received $650,000 from the Andrews Labor Government to implement the first stage of an innovative waste to energy system. In the first stage of the $2.4 million project, Hepburn Shire will divert more than 2,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill sites each year – leading to a $280,000 reduction in […]

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

Giving Power Back To Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering local communities to take charge of their energy bills with major investments in community renewables and energy efficiency upgrades. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today named Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions (BREAZE) and Bendigo Sustainability Group (BSG) as the successful host organisations for pilot […]

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Al Gore Launches Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan

The Andrews Labor Government has released Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan, backed by $146 million in funding to deliver more renewable, affordable and reliable energy for Victoria. Former United States Vice President Al Gore and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio launched the plan today after riding on one of Melbourne’s iconic […]

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First Electric Truck Hits The Road

The first of a fleet of nine electric trucks will soon hit the road thanks to funding received from the Andrews Labor Government through the $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio was in Dandenong today to see the first electric truck produced by SEA Automotive handed […]

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Future Uses Of Coal In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled a new policy that will drive investment, create jobs and balance environmental needs in future Victorian coal projects. The Statement on Future Uses of Brown Coal provides clarity to industry and local communities about uses of Victoria’s brown coal reserves in a low-emissions setting. The policy supports projects that […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Helping Businesses Boost Their Energy Efficiency

GreenAcres Golf Club could save more than $10,000 a year on its energy bills following an energy assessment to identify vital upgrades to its operations. The Kew-based business is one of six organisations that will receive funding for energy assessments and upgrades under the Andrews Labor Government Boosting Business Productivity Grants Program. Upgrades could include […]

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Boosting Victoria’s Renewable Energy Exports

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a major new solar power plant that will support local jobs and the development of Victoria’s renewable energy technology exports. Minister Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that the Labor Government will put $1 million towards solar company RayGen’s new 0.5MW commercial power plant in Newbridge. […]

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

Ararat Wind Farm Powering Ahead

Ararat’s new wind farm – the third largest in Australia – was officially opened today. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the 240MW wind farm, which is generating enough electricity to power over 120,000 Victorian homes. Unlike the former Liberal Government who tried to close down Victoria’s […]

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