Topic: Energy

National Energy Guarantee Statement

The Andrews Labor Government has today agreed that the Energy Security Board progress development of the detailed design of the National Energy Guarantee for determination by the Energy Council at its August 2018 meeting. Victoria will ensure that the NEG framework will not compromise the implementation of our emissions reduction and renewable energy targets. Victoria […]

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

Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2018

Entries in the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards – which recognise individuals, communities, organisations and businesses that are leading the way to a sustainable future – have been officially opened. The 2018 Premier’s Sustainability Awards categories are: Built Environment Community Education Environmental Justice Environmental Protection Government Health Innovative Products or Services Small and Medium Enterprises […]

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Delivering More Large-Scale Battery Storage For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government will build two large-scale batteries – with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and leading energy companies – as part of the most sophisticated energy storage initiative in Australia. The Victorian Government’s energy storage initiative will be strategically located and will provide backup power and grid-stabilisation functions – vital to maintaining a […]

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Pumped Hydro Study In Bendigo A Success

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for expressions of interest to investigate the viability of using pumped hydro to store electricity in Bendigo’s empty mineshafts. A pre-feasibility study co-funded by the Labor Government and City of Greater Bendigo has proven it’s technically feasible and economically viable to store renewable energy using Bendigo’s empty mineshafts. The […]

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Delivering A Fairer And More Affordable Energy Market

Energy retailers need to make it easier to find a better electricity deal by publishing their best offer on bills as part of new changes announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. The Essential Services Commission (ESC) will also monitor and regularly report on the competitiveness of Victoria’s energy retail market. The changes are part […]

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Historic Snowy Hydro Agreement A Win For Victorians

The Victorian Government has reached terms for the Commonwealth to purchase Victoria’s share of Snowy Hydro Limited. As part of the historic agreement, Victoria will receive more than $2 billion from the Commonwealth that will benefit all Victorians. The agreement – subject to final approval by the Victorian Parliament – paves the way for the […]

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Sustainable Housing Model To Be Expanded

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Nightingale Housing replicate its model for environmentally and socially-sustainable housing developments in Victoria. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that Nightingale Housing will receive a $100,000 grant – one of the first to be awarded as part of the $1 million Social Impact Investment […]

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Compensating Victorians Affected By Power Outages In January

Victorians affected by power outages due to extreme heat on Sunday 28 January will be compensated with one-off payments of up to $180 by the end of February. Electricity network businesses Powercor, CitiPower, United Energy, Ausnet Services and Jemena will provide a $5 million package to around 50,000 people who lost power on the day […]

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Protecting Communities And The Resources Victoria Needs

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring quarries around the state are ready to supply raw materials for the new railways, roads, houses, hospitals and schools being built across the state. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today launched a pilot project in South Gippsland that will help protect communities and ensure ongoing access to the rock, […]

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Gippsland Study To Help Grow Jobs And Fight Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new scientific study offshore from the Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland that could help combat climate change and create the jobs of the future. The joint state and federally funded study is being conducted by CarbonNet to advance the science of carbon capture and storage (CCS) at a […]

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