The Andrews Labor Government today released a discussion paper on boosting Victoria’s new energy technology sector and creating new jobs as part of the $200 million Future Industries Fund.
Minister for Industry Lily D’Ambrosio has called on members of the new energy technology sector to have their say on how to help set the sector up for continued success and growth.
The discussion paper focuses on the development opportunities emerging from the growing demand for renewable energy and the products, technologies and services that help reduce energy consumption.
The paper will lead to the development of a New Energy Technologies Strategy to capitalise on new and emerging technologies. This includes renewable energy and energy storage, energy efficiency products and services and emerging process innovation opportunities from Victorian smart meters.
The Labor Government will work closely with stakeholders, including relevant industry groups and professionals, businesses and the community, to develop the strategy.
The Labor Government has identified new energy technologies as one of the six sectors primed for extraordinary growth, which it is supporting through the $200 million Future Industries Fund. This fund will help transition the Victorian economy through targeted investment to grow industries and create jobs.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio:
“We’re starting a conversation about driving jobs and prosperity in Victoria’s new energy technologies sector.”
“The discussion paper looks at how we can optimise the take up of new energy technology to help Victoria transition into a clean energy future.”
“I urge members of the renewable energy sector to provide feedback on the discussion paper and have their say about how we can foster investment and jobs growth in new energy technologies.”
Reviewed 10 February 2021