Category: Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Victoria Powering Ahead With VRET

The Andrews Labor Government’s renewable energy targets passed the Legislative Council late this afternoon. The Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Bill 2017 enshrines ambitious new renewable energy targets for Victoria of 25 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025 in law. These targets will cut the average cost of power for Victorians […]

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Banning Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags

The Andrews Labor Government will ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags in Victoria. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio said the Labor Government would consult closely with businesses and the community on how best to implement the policy. Experience in other jurisdictions shows that banning lightweight plastics ban can lead to undesirable results, including increased use […]

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Help Name Victoria’s Youngest Lion Cubs

Victorians will have a rare opportunity to choose the names of four new lion cubs at the Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Lion Pride. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio met the eight-week old cubs today, kick-starting a vote to name the protected African lions. The cubs will start venturing out on display […]

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Handback Completed For Conservation Reserve

The first parcel of land for a new conservation reserve has been handed back to the public more than ten years ahead of schedule. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the return of around 1,200 hectares of land formerly leased by HVP Plantations in the ‘Cores and Links’ area of […]

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Have Your Say On E-Waste Ban

The Andrews Labor Government is seeking community and industry input on the details of its proposed ban on e-waste from landfill-waste. Delivering on the Labor Government’s election commitment to ban e-waste from landfill, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched a public consultation on how the ban will be implemented. The […]

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Funding Boost For Regional Waste Initiatives

Businesses and local government in regional Victoria will get a major infrastructure boost to help them drive economic growth, create jobs and keep problem waste products out of landfills. $5 million will go towards regional initiatives so groups can expand their operations to recover valuable products and reduce waste going to landfill. Round two of […]

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Malcolm Turnbull Failing Test Of Leadership On Gas

Malcolm Turnbull is failing the test of national leadership by not acting immediately to restrict LNG exports. The Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO) yesterday published an update to the 2017 Gas Statement of Opportunities which shows a gas supply shortfall for the east coast of Australia that was worse than previously expected. This shortfall is […]

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Reducing Bushfire Risk For Healesville And Yarra Ranges

Communities in high-risk bushfire areas are safer thanks to the Andrews Labor Government burying powerlines to significantly reduce the risk to lives and property from bushfires. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Healesville to view works being carried out as part of the Government’s $750 million Powerline Bushfire Safety Program. […]

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Victorian Coastal Grants Now Open

The Andrews Labor Government has announced nearly $1 million in funding to improve the safety, access and amenity of Victorian coastal areas. The funding is part of the Coastal Public Access and Risk Program that provides financial assistance to Victorian coastal crown land managers, including volunteer committees of management and local governments, to reduce coastal […]

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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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