Topic: Energy

Concrete Plans To Support Our Infrastructure Pipeline

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new plan to strengthen Victoria’s quarry sector, to ensure a steady supply of materials to the building industry and support the state’s infrastructure boom. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today visited the site of one of the five Metro Tunnel stations under construction in north Melbourne to launch […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Melbourne Shines On Global Mining Stage

Melbourne will be on show later this year when it hosts the 2018 International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today announced that the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) will hold its bi-annual Council meetings in Melbourne at the same time as IMARC 2018. ICMM represents 25 of the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Construction Begins On Australia’s Largest Wind Farm

Construction has begun on the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm, which will see Western Victoria become home to Australia’s biggest wind farm generating enough electricity to power more than 340,000 households. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today visited the massive wind farm project near Beaufort to mark the start of construction. The […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

New Centre To Drive Energy Policy In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new energy policy centre to help drive reform, and ensure Victoria’s energy system remains reliable, affordable and increasingly sustainable. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Victorian Energy Policy Centre (VEPC) – a collaboration with Victoria University, who will contribute $480,000 towards the Centre. The Labor Government […]

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

Securing Gas For Future Winter Warmth

Work underway across the state is helping ensure Victorians have access to safe, clean and affordable gas. Expansion works commenced this week at Lochard Energy’s Iona Gas Plant in Port Campbell, which has been a key gas storage operation for almost 20 years. The works will help secure more reliable natural gas supplies and mitigate […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Certainty For Workers And Communities In The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government has today extended the mine licences of the Latrobe Valley’s major power plants to ensure at least 17 years of rehabilitation, giving certainty to local communities and mine workers. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas announced today that the Labor Government will extend Energy Australia’s licence for the Yallourn mine to 2051, […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Wonwondah Wind Farm To Power Western Victoria

A new 40 MW wind farm in Western Victoria that will power more than 25,000 households as part of the ongoing renewable energy jobs boom in Western Victoria has been given the crucial sign-off. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today announced the approval of a thirteen-turbine facility near Wonwondah North. The wind farm will be […]

Categories: Minister for Planning, Ministers, Western Victoria Region

Cutting Costs For Farmers: Managing Energy Efficiently

Farmers who are seeking to better manage their energy costs are now able to apply for an on-farm assessment with the commencement of the Andrews Labor Government’s Agriculture Energy Plan. The on-farm assessments form a key part of the Labor Government’s $30 million Agriculture Energy Investment Plan and are aimed to help farmers better manage […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Offshore Gas Exploration To Build Future Supply

The Andrews Labor Government has today released five new oil and gas exploration blocks to help build long-term supply of gas for Victorian homes and businesses. The blocks are all located in the offshore Otway Basin in State waters (up to 3 nautical miles off the coast) extending from Port Campbell to the South Australian […]

Categories: Minister for Resources, Ministers

Hydrogen To Fuel Transport Manufacturing Innovation

Game changing hydrogen fuel cell technology has the potential to boost innovation in Victoria’s vibrant transport manufacturing industry. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today helped unveil the Hyundai Nexo, a hydrogen fuelled car making its Australian debut, and the Toyota Mirai, one of the first hydrogen cars sold commercially. The clean fuel cell […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment