Topic: Energy

Sustainable Housing Model To Be Expanded

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Nightingale Housing replicate its model for environmentally and socially-sustainable housing developments in Victoria. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that Nightingale Housing will receive a $100,000 grant – one of the first to be awarded as part of the $1 million Social Impact Investment […]

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

Compensating Victorians Affected By Power Outages In January

Victorians affected by power outages due to extreme heat on Sunday 28 January will be compensated with one-off payments of up to $180 by the end of February. Electricity network businesses Powercor, CitiPower, United Energy, Ausnet Services and Jemena will provide a $5 million package to around 50,000 people who lost power on the day […]

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

Protecting Communities And The Resources Victoria Needs

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring quarries around the state are ready to supply raw materials for the new railways, roads, houses, hospitals and schools being built across the state. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today launched a pilot project in South Gippsland that will help protect communities and ensure ongoing access to the rock, […]

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Gippsland Study To Help Grow Jobs And Fight Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new scientific study offshore from the Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland that could help combat climate change and create the jobs of the future. The joint state and federally funded study is being conducted by CarbonNet to advance the science of carbon capture and storage (CCS) at a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Kiata Wind Farm To Strengthen Victoria’s Energy Network

A new wind farm in Western Victoria will power more than 20,000 households as part of a jobs boom in Western Victoria with six projects underway or proposed in the area. These include Stockyard Hill, Lal Lal, Moorabool, Dundonnell, Murra Warra and the Bulgana Green Power Hub – Stawell Nectar Farms. Minister for Energy, Environment […]

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Helping Victorian Businesses Save On Energy Bills

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more businesses reduce business costs and avoid energy waste – with the 50th Victorian business awarded an Energy Assessment Grant. Hallam based manufacturer Planex has been awarded more than $47,000 to undertake an energy assessment and to implement gas efficiency upgrades. An Energy Assessment Grant of $12,400 will be […]

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Renewable Energy To Power Stawell Farm In World-First

The Andrews Labor Government will build a major new wind farm with battery storage in Western Victoria that will power the expansion of Stawell’s Nectar Farms. This project will make the advanced agriculture facility the world’s first ever crop farm to be completely powered by renewable energy. The 15-year Support Agreement between the Labor Government […]

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

Federal Gas Scheme A Fracking Disaster

The Andrews Labor Government has slammed Malcolm Turnbull for playing favourites with its gas policy — hurting Victorian households, businesses and industry. The Turnbull Government today announced it will reward onshore fracking projects but not fund gas development opportunities off the Victorian coast under its biased Gas Acceleration Program (GAP) policy. Even drilling from onshore […]

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$30 Million For Farmers To Manage On Farm Energy

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $30 million to help Victoria’s farmers manage energy costs through improved efficiency and new technology. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford visited Boomaroo Nurseries in Lara today to launch the new Agriculture Energy Investment Plan. The plan will help local farmers reduce energy costs, maintain competitiveness and create local jobs […]

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Energy Upgrades For Low Income Households

In an Australian first the Andrews Labor Government will deliver free energy upgrades to 1,000 low income households in Western Melbourne and the Goulburn Valley. The Victorian Healthy Homes program will provide energy efficiency upgrades to the homes of low income individuals who are receiving home and community care services. It will also measure the […]

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