Category: Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Premier’s Sustainability Award Finalists Announced

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the finalists in this year’s Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today revealed the shortlist for the awards, which recognise individuals, communities, organisations, governments and businesses across Victoria that are driving a sustainable future. This year’s finalists across ten categories include a social enterprise that teaches […]

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New Microgrid Program For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government will fund a $3 million grant program to help grow the new energy technology sector in the Latrobe Valley. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the Latrobe Valley Microgrid Grant Program, which will help accelerate the uptake of renewable energy in the region. The funding will support the development of […]

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Cutting Power Bills With Solar Panels For 650,000 Homes

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will help Victorians save around $890 a year on their power bills with half price solar panels at no up-front cost. Jeff Kennett and the Liberals privatised Victoria’s power industry, promising competition would lead to cheaper electricity prices, but the only winners are energy companies making big profits while Victorians […]

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Funding Boost For Local Recycling Facility

The Andrews Labor Government will provide more than $1.1 million to fast-track industry-upgrade projects in Victoria’s recycling sector. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that three recycling companies would share in the funding to help improve the quality of processed materials. The Recycling Industry Transition Support fund is designed to boost the sector’s capacity […]

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Powerline Bushfire Safety Rollout Continues

The Andrews Labor Government is providing $10 million in grants to continue the rollout of technology that will help prevent bushfires caused by powerline faults. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced non-government high voltage customers will be eligible for grants of up to $250,000 per site under the High Voltage Customer Assistance Program (HCAP). […]

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New Appointments To Waste And Resource Recovery Board

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed 25 directors to Victoria’s seven Waste and Resource Recovery Groups. The Waste and Resource Recovery Groups are implementing the Labor Government’s Recycling Industry Strategic Plan with local councils across Victoria. The 25 directors, including nine reappointments, commenced their roles on 1 August. The directors bring a broad range of […]

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Victoria Holds Firm On Renewables

The Andrews Labor Government has withheld support on the proposed National Energy Guarantee until it supports lower bills, lower emissions and more renewable energy jobs for Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio moved with other jurisdictions to postpone approval of the NEG at today’s COAG Energy Council meeting in Sydney. Josh Frydenberg is no longer […]

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National Energy Guarantee Needs More Work

The Andrews Labor Government will only support the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) if specific conditions are met that keep energy prices low and support local jobs. The conditions will ensure the Victorian Renewable Energy Target – and the thousands of local jobs it supports – are protected. For Victoria to sign up to the […]

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100 New Seasonal Rangers To Protect Victoria’s Wilderness

The Andrews Labor Government will fund the biggest recruitment of seasonal park rangers in Victoria’s history to protect the state’s natural wonders over the busy summer period. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $2.8 million for Parks Victoria to hire 100 seasonal park rangers – tripling the annual recruitment. The program will boost local […]

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Government Takes Action To Improve Energy Safety

The Andrews Labor Government will support 42 of 43 recommendation of the independent review of Victoria’s energy safety framework. The detailed review has identified that reform is needed to ensure Victoria has a strong regulator to watch over energy assets privatised by the Kennett Government. The review identified key areas for improvement, including: Strengthening the […]

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