Topic: Energy

New Licensing Scheme To Keep Electrical Line Workers Safe

Electrical line workers will soon be protected by a new licensing scheme, thanks to legislation introduced into Parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. Delivering on a key election commitment, the Energy Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 will establish the new licensing scheme, which mandates minimum qualifications for the first time in the state’s history. […]

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

Boost For Next Generation Electric Vehicle Charging

Electric vehicles in Victoria could soon be running on solar thanks to a new research partnership and a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. A new partnership between Delta Electronics, Nissan and CSIRO has started trialling solar smart technology electric vehicle chargers that are compatible with all electric vehicles currently on the market. Delta […]

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Victoria Refuses To Wait For Power Security

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping in to reduce the price of costly reserve power, after calls from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) were ignored at the Federal level. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said Victoria was sick of waiting for the National Energy Rules to change – and would instead go it alone […]

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Keeping Solar Homes Safe For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has banned a solar energy company from the Solar Homes program for at least two years, following joint investigations by Solar Victoria and Energy Safe Victoria (ESV). Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced swift action against an operator who put solar workers and home occupiers at risk, ensuring the […]

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$3 Billion In Power Bill Savings For Victorians

Victorian households and businesses have saved more than $3 billion on their power bills over the past 11 years through the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program. The program helps cut power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by giving households and businesses access to discounted energy-efficient products and services. Accredited providers can assist in installing […]

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Building Renewable Energy And Creating Victorian Jobs

Renewable energy is driving new manufacturing jobs in Geelong, with wind turbine components now being assembled at the former Ford Motors site. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio officially opened the Vestas Renewable Energy Hub (VREH) today – the first-time wind turbines have been assembled in Australia for […]

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New Direction For Energy Safe Victoria

The search is on for a new executive to lead Energy Safe Victoria (ESV), as the Andrews Labor Government continues its ambitious reforms to strengthen the energy safety regulator. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said recruitment would begin immediately to ensure a smooth transition before outgoing Director Paul Fearon’s retirement in November, particularly in the […]

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First Woman Chair For The Essential Services Commission

 Lawyer Kate Symons has been appointed as the chair of the Essential Services Commission (ESC) and will lead its important work ensuring a fairer future for Victorians. Assistant Treasurer Robin Scott today announced Ms Symons’ appointment from Acting Chair to full-time Commissioner and Chair, joining commissioners Simon Corden and recently appointed Sitesh Bhojani. Ms Symons […]

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New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opens In Torquay

A new electric vehicle fast charging station will boost tourism and make it quicker and easier for drivers to explore Victoria’s Surf Coast thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the new Chargefox ultra-rapid charging station at the RACV’s Torquay resort. Powered by […]

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More Rebates, More Savings And A Safer Solar Industry

More than 23,000 extra Victorian households will benefit from solar energy rebates in the coming year, with the Andrews Labor Government making a major boost to its landmark Solar Homes program. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the extra rebates for the 2019/20 financial year, which will be released fortnightly, rather than monthly. […]

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