Category: Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

New Victorian Energy Default Offer

The Andrews Labor Government will force the big power companies to give Victorians a better deal on their power bills by legislating a new default offer that will cut the cost of energy for households across the state. The Labor Government will abolish standing energy offers and require energy retailers to offer a fairer price […]

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Victoria Charging Ahead With Electric Vehicles

The Andrews Labor Government will fund more of Australia’s fastest electric vehicle ultra-rapid charging stations, with five more to be built across Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio made the announcement today while opening Australia’s first ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging site at Euroa, with another to soon open in Barnawartha North. The Labor Government is […]

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Ararat Set To Reap Benefits Of Energy Funding

The Andrews Labor Government is providing funding for Ararat Rural City Council to become more energy efficient and use renewable energy on local facilities. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio announced $23,800 in funding for the council in Ararat today, as part of the Labor Government’s $3.4 million Local Government Energy Saver Program. The program will […]

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Recycling More E-Waste And Keeping It Out Of Landfill

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded 76 councils with $16.5 million to help them manage Victoria’s e-waste and keep it out of landfill. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the major funding boost, which will go towards upgrading more than 130 e-waste collection and storage sites and helping local councils safely store and collect […]

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Victoria’s Largest Batteries Ready To Power Homes

The first of two large scale batteries that will support Victoria’s energy grid has been unveiled in Ballarat. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the Ballarat Energy Storage System (BESS), located at the Ballarat Terminal Station in Warrenheip. The BESS is a state of the art lithium ion large-scale battery that will deliver a […]

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Helping Vulnerable Households Save On Energy Bills

The Andrews Labor Government is connecting Victoria’s most vulnerable households with energy brokerage services, helping them to save up to $600 per annum. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Energy Brokerage Pilot, which will be delivered in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and connect 10,000 low income households with energy brokers […]

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New Picnic Upgrades And Masterplan For Plenty Gorge

The Andrews Labor Government has released the final Plenty Gorge Park Master Plan, along with an $800,000 investment to upgrade the Hawkstowe Picnic Area. Minister for Environment and Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the plan, which will strengthen access and connections throughout the park. The Hawkstowe Picnic Area is a key visitor […]

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New Microgrid Project For Yackandandah

The Andrews Labor Government will fund the development of a new microgrid project in Yackandandah, as part of a statewide investment in the technology. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today announced $380,389 in grant funding for the Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY) Sanatorium Road Microgrid project. The $932,879 initiative […]

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A New Hub To Boost Renewable Energy Uptake

The Andrews Labor Government has contributed $150,000 towards an online education and facilitation hub to make it easier for businesses to invest in renewable energy. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the establishment of the Business Renewable Centre Australia – a partnership led by the Climate Knowledge Innovation Community Australia (Climate-KIC Australia), the World […]

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Energy Programs Deliver Jobs For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government will help drive down energy prices for hundreds of Latrobe Valley businesses, as part of Australia’s largest installation of microgrids. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio was in Morwell today to announce $3 million for the Latrobe Valley Microgrid Program, which will cut energy bills by up to 25 per cent for […]

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