Topic: Energy

National Energy No Such Guarantee

Josh Frydenberg has today conceded his hasty, half-baked National Energy Guarantee is in desperate need of work. The COAG Energy Council has made one thing absolutely clear – this policy lacks detail. The Turnbull Government was arrogant enough to try and rush through a policy without proper consultation – and the Federal Energy Minister was […]

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Renewable Energy Auction To Drive Jobs And Investment

The Andrews Labor Government is holding the largest-ever renewable energy auction to boost investment, create new jobs and drive down electricity prices. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the competitive reverse auction that will deliver up to 650 megawatts (MW) of large-scale renewable energy for Victoria. Companies with an existing […]

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Victoria Leading Charge Against Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping Victoria at the forefront of global efforts to tackle climate change, with our world-leading legislation taking centre stage today at a public forum. Speaking at the forum at Parliament House, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio thanked everyone who contributed to the new legislation and reiterated […]

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New Technologies To Recover Energy From Waste

The Andrews Labor Government has released a discussion paper on converting waste to energy to support the development of new technologies, including anaerobic digestion and thermal treatment of waste. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio released the paper today during a visit to Shepparton, where she also announced five grants from the […]

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Regional Victoria Leading The Way To A Renewable Future

North East Victoria is set to become a leader in solar energy production thanks to several local solar farm projects. Speaking at the Northern Victoria New Energy Technology Roundtable in Shepparton today, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said regional Victoria had an essential role to play in helping the state transition […]

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New Rehab Bonds For Latrobe Valley Coal Mines

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Latrobe Valley communities greater confidence in mine safety and rehabilitation by announcing new security bonds for the three local mine operators. The new bonds address recommendations from the reopened 2015/16 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. The Board of Inquiry found that current rehabilitation bonds for each coal mine were insufficient […]

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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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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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Supporting Waste To Energy Projects

A Ballarat community energy group has received $71,000 from the Andrews Labor Government to determine whether waste wood and sawdust can be used to make briquettes for commercial and industrial use. The Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions (BREAZE) project is valued at $143,480 and will deliver a business case to determine the viability of […]

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