Topic: Energy

New Rehab Bonds For Latrobe Valley Coal Mines

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Latrobe Valley communities greater confidence in mine safety and rehabilitation by announcing new security bonds for the three local mine operators. The new bonds address recommendations from the reopened 2015/16 Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry. The Board of Inquiry found that current rehabilitation bonds for each coal mine were insufficient […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Malcolm Turnbull Failing Test Of Leadership On Gas

Malcolm Turnbull is failing the test of national leadership by not acting immediately to restrict LNG exports. The Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO) yesterday published an update to the 2017 Gas Statement of Opportunities which shows a gas supply shortfall for the east coast of Australia that was worse than previously expected. This shortfall is […]

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

Reducing Bushfire Risk For Healesville And Yarra Ranges

Communities in high-risk bushfire areas are safer thanks to the Andrews Labor Government burying powerlines to significantly reduce the risk to lives and property from bushfires. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio today visited Healesville to view works being carried out as part of the Government’s $750 million Powerline Bushfire Safety Program. […]

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

Vietnamese Community Embracing Solar Power

The Vietnamese community are set to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF), after receiving a $100,000 grant to increase the up-take of solar panels. The Labor Government has announced that the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association (AVWA), in collaboration with the Yarra Energy Foundation, would receive funding from the second round […]

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

Supporting Waste To Energy Projects

A Ballarat community energy group has received $71,000 from the Andrews Labor Government to determine whether waste wood and sawdust can be used to make briquettes for commercial and industrial use. The Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions (BREAZE) project is valued at $143,480 and will deliver a business case to determine the viability of […]

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

Boosting Victoria’s Renewable Energy Industry

The Andrews Labor Government today announced $100,000 to increase production of an innovative renewable energy management product produced by Australian Wind and Solar. Australian Wind and Solar are investing $398,000 to set up a facility to design and assemble the SunMate product locally in Victoria. The SunMate product can be used by homes and businesses […]

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

Energy Upgrades Lead To Big Savings For Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is helping businesses reduce their energy costs through a range of programs that support long term sustainability and jobs growth. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today visited logistics company Metcash, which saved $300,000 on their annual energy bill after taking part in the Labor Government’s Victorian Energy […]

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

Former Hazelwood Workers Get A New Start

The Andrews Labor Government’s landmark worker transfer scheme has helped its first 25 former Hazelwood power station workers secure new jobs at other Latrobe Valley power stations. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today met the group who recently commenced work at the AGL Loy Yang A power station. Engie and Energy Australia are […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Renewable Energy A Jobs Boom For Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is harnessing the power of renewable energy to drive down prices, attract billions of dollars of investment and create thousands of local jobs. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today to announce the introduction of legislation for Victorian Renewable Energy Targets (VRET), the largest […]

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Reducing Energy Costs And Combating Climate Change

Victoria’s offices, hotels and retail centres represent an untapped opportunity in the fight against climate change. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $1.76 million to support owners and tenants to make their commercial buildings more energy efficient while meet with representatives from local Dandenong businesses to discuss energy prices with […]

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