Topic: Energy

Applications Now Open For Half-Price Solar Panel Rebates

Victorians keen to reduce their power bills can now apply for 50 per cent rebates on solar panel installations thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that eligible Victorian households who installed solar panels on or after 19 August can now apply for a rebate to cover half the […]

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

Helping Frewstal Create Jobs And Boost Production

Stawell’s biggest private sector employer is set to take on even more workers, boost its energy efficiency and expand production thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Frewstal in Stawell to announce the company’s $7.83 million energy efficiency project that will help create 50 new jobs and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment, Western Victoria Region

Gippsland Celebrates Two Year Anniversary Of Fracking Ban

The Gippsland community has celebrated the second anniversary of the Andrew Labor Government’s historic decision to permanently ban fracking and all other forms of unconventional onshore gas extraction. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today joined Gippsland locals at Prom Country Cheese in Moyarra to celebrate […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Safeguarding Home Solar Savings From Overshadowing

Home-owners looking to cut power bills with rooftop solar will have their systems protected from overshadowing by neighbouring developments, under new planning provisions from the Andrews Labor Government. The move will safeguard savings on power bills and follows the recent announcement of the Solar Homes program, which will install half-price solar panels on 650,000 homes […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Quicker Electricity Connection Times For New Homes

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to speed up electricity connections to new residential developments by making the Industry more transparent and accountable, improving the supply of new housing for Victorians. The Essential Services Commission (ESC) will soon start implementing improvements to the regulatory framework to reduce delays in connection times. Where delays do occur, […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

More Renewable Energy To Drive Down Power Prices

Victoria’s first renewable energy auction will generate more than 900 megawatts (MW) of new clean energy, driving down energy prices for Victorian families. The auction, part of the Victorian Renewable Energy Targets (VRET), was initially expected to deliver at least 650MW of renewable energy. That goal has been smashed, with the auction instead delivering 928MW […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Cheaper Electricity With Solar Batteries For 10,000 Homes

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will provide half price solar batteries for 10,000 Victorian households that already have solar panels to help them save even more on their electricity bills. The $40 million program is part of Labor’s massive new Solar Homes initiative, which is putting power back into the hands of Victorians and cutting […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Victoria Forces Retailers To Come Clean With Consumers

Energy retailers will be required to advise consumers on the best energy offer available to them under strong new rules announced today. The changes are the result of the independent review of the Victorian retail energy market commissioned by the Andrews Labor Government to drive down energy prices for Victorian households and businesses. The Review […]

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

Building Victoria’s Largest Virtual Power Plant

The Andrews Labor Government will help fund Victoria’s largest virtual power plant, as part of a major investment in microgrid technology across Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that $4.5 million would be provided to Origin Energy to develop a $20 million cloud-based project that will distribute power from up to 650 customers […]

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

New Microgrid Funding For Multi-Tenanted Buildings

The Andrews Labor Government is helping households and businesses in multi-tenanted buildings cut their energy costs through a new investment in microgrid projects. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio was at Brunswick Town Hall today to announce a $980,000 grant towards the Ovida Community Energy Hub project, as part of the Labor Government’s statewide Microgrid Demonstration […]

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