Topic: Energy

New Direction For Energy Safe Victoria

The search is on for a new executive to lead Energy Safe Victoria (ESV), as the Andrews Labor Government continues its ambitious reforms to strengthen the energy safety regulator. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said recruitment would begin immediately to ensure a smooth transition before outgoing Director Paul Fearon’s retirement in November, particularly in the […]

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

First Woman Chair For The Essential Services Commission

 Lawyer Kate Symons has been appointed as the chair of the Essential Services Commission (ESC) and will lead its important work ensuring a fairer future for Victorians. Assistant Treasurer Robin Scott today announced Ms Symons’ appointment from Acting Chair to full-time Commissioner and Chair, joining commissioners Simon Corden and recently appointed Sitesh Bhojani. Ms Symons […]

Categories: Assistant Treasurer, Ministers

New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Opens In Torquay

A new electric vehicle fast charging station will boost tourism and make it quicker and easier for drivers to explore Victoria’s Surf Coast thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the new Chargefox ultra-rapid charging station at the RACV’s Torquay resort. Powered by […]

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

More Rebates, More Savings And A Safer Solar Industry

More than 23,000 extra Victorian households will benefit from solar energy rebates in the coming year, with the Andrews Labor Government making a major boost to its landmark Solar Homes program. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the extra rebates for the 2019/20 financial year, which will be released fortnightly, rather than monthly. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Solar Homes

Boosting Energy Savings For Northern Grampians Shire

Northern Grampians Shire Council is taking charge of their energy bills and helping tackle climate change, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today unveiled Stawell Senior Citizens Centre’s energy project, featuring an 11-kilowatt solar PV system and a new heating, ventilation LED […]

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

New Ballarat Solar Project To Drive Down Energy Costs

A local disability service provider in Ballarat is set to save thousands on their power bills thanks to a new solar system. The Andrews Labor Government has partnered with Ballarat Community Power Hub to deliver a cost-saving solar system to power the McCallum Disability Services, Disability Industries factory in Ballarat. The 40-kilowatt system was made […]

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

Solar Boosting Jobs And Clean Energy In Shepparton

The Andrews Labor Government has approved three new solar farms for the Shepparton region that will create more than 600 jobs and generate enough clean energy to power more than 80,000 homes. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has approved permits for the Tatura East, Tallygaroopna and Lemnos solar farms, subject to conditions. Combined, the three […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning, Northern Victoria Region

New Commissioner For A Fairer Energy Market

Competition law expert Sitesh Bhojani has been appointed to the board of the Essential Services Commission. Assistant Treasurer Robin Scott today announced Mr Bhojani as the ESC’s newest commissioner, joining Kate Symons and Simon Corden. The extra commissioner position was announced as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Energy Fairness Plan – a 2018 election […]

Categories: Assistant Treasurer, Media Release

Energy And Water Support For Victims Of Family Violence

The Essential Services Commission has released a guide for energy and water retailers for Better practice in responding to family violence. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today welcomed the new guide as an important step in addressing the recommendations of the 2016 Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. Family violence can […]

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More Renewable Energy To Boost Jobs And Cut Power Bills

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting renewable energy in Victoria – creating thousands of jobs, putting more energy into the grid and driving down energy prices. The Labor Government will today introduce a Bill into parliament to legislate increasing Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target (VRET) to 50 per cent by 2030 – as promised at last […]

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