Topic: Energy

Essential Services Commission Chairperson Steps Down

Dr Ron Ben-David will step down as the head of the Essential Services Commission later this year, seeing out his 10-year term in the role. Dr Ben-David was appointed as the chair and one of the ESC’s three commissioners in 2008. The Andrews Labor Government will now begin an open process to seek his replacement, […]

Categories: Assistant Treasurer, Media Release

Thousands Of Victorian Homes Save Millions On Solar

Nearly 7,000 Victorian households have installed solar panels since the Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes package was launched in late August last year, amounting to more than $3.4 million in rebates. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio said around 1,600 households had already received a rebate, with many more solar installation projects underway, generating thousands […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Solar Homes

Golden Plains Wind Farm Granted Planning Permit

One of Australia’s largest wind farms is a step closer to construction, with Acting Minister for Planning Lily D’Ambrosio today announcing planning permit approval for the Golden Plains Wind Farm. The Golden Plains Wind Farm, about 60 kilometres north-west of Geelong, would create hundreds of jobs and generate nearly 3,000 gigawatt hours of electricity per […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Solar Homes Boosts Latrobe Valley Jobs And Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes program is driving down energy bills, creating new jobs and boosting local industry in the Latrobe Valley. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio visited local business Gippsland Solar in Traralgon today to see first-hand the difference the rebates program is having on the region. Since the program’s launch, the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Solar Homes

New Energy Programs For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in new energy technology and skills in the Latrobe Valley, with four more businesses receiving funding to undertake new energy projects. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio visited Morwell today to announce the local organisations that will share in more than $160,000 in grants through the Latrobe Valley […]

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

New Program To Drive Investment In Hydrogen Energy

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2 million to boost the development of clean hydrogen energy technologies in Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the Victorian Hydrogen Investment Program, which will help fund a number of initiatives, including a grants program to kickstart Victoria’s hydrogen industry. Hydrogen produced from renewable technologies presents extensive […]

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

Helping Victorians To Cut Their Energy Bills

Victorians will soon have better and simpler information at hand to compare deals and drive down their energy bills, thanks to reforms introduced by the Andrews Labor Government. The Essential Services Commission (ESC) today announced the proposed introduction of new rules to make it easier for households to shop around and compare energy deals. The […]

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

Boosting Renewables And Cutting Energy Costs

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $1.1 million worth of grants to support renewable energy projects in local communities across Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced nine projects across the state that would share in funding from the Renewable Communities Program. The Renewable Communities Program supports community-owned renewable energy projects and the local […]

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

New Victorian Energy Default Offer

The Andrews Labor Government will force the big power companies to give Victorians a better deal on their power bills by legislating a new default offer that will cut the cost of energy for households across the state. The Labor Government will abolish standing energy offers and require energy retailers to offer a fairer price […]

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

Victoria Charging Ahead With Electric Vehicles

The Andrews Labor Government will fund more of Australia’s fastest electric vehicle ultra-rapid charging stations, with five more to be built across Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio made the announcement today while opening Australia’s first ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging site at Euroa, with another to soon open in Barnawartha North. The Labor Government is […]

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