Topic: Energy

Victoria Leading The Charge For Electric Vehicles

The Andrews Labor Government is getting Victoria ready for a strong uptake in zero emissions vehicles, making sure Victorians can recharge right across the state. Consultation is now open on the Labor Government’s Zero Emissions Vehicle Roadmap, which will set out the infrastructure and support needed to get more zero emissions vehicles on our roads. […]

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Driving Jobs In Regional Victoria With Waste To Energy

A waste to energy facility in Creswick is transforming organic waste and boosting local job and business opportunities, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government.   A biodigester that turns organic waste into valuable products in Creswick is helping to remove waste from the environment while creating opportunities for new jobs and […]

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

Bringing The Great Melbourne Telescope Back To Life

A Melbourne icon is one step closer to returning to its original home in the Royal Botanic Gardens thanks to a $600,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government. The Great Melbourne Telescope is being painstakingly restored by volunteers and staff at Museums Victoria after it was damaged by bushfires in Canberra in 2003. An important […]

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Victoria Secures Reliability Win At Energy COAG

Victoria has led the Commonwealth and other States in securing a review into how reliability is measured across the electricity system, paving the way for improvements to energy reliability and prices. Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said the review was a win for all energy users, but flagged it was just […]

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New Licensing Scheme To Keep Electrical Line Workers Safe

Electrical line workers will soon be protected by a new licensing scheme, thanks to legislation introduced into Parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. Delivering on a key election commitment, the Energy Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 will establish the new licensing scheme, which mandates minimum qualifications for the first time in the state’s history. […]

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Boost For Next Generation Electric Vehicle Charging

Electric vehicles in Victoria could soon be running on solar thanks to a new research partnership and a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. A new partnership between Delta Electronics, Nissan and CSIRO has started trialling solar smart technology electric vehicle chargers that are compatible with all electric vehicles currently on the market. Delta […]

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Victoria Refuses To Wait For Power Security

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping in to reduce the price of costly reserve power, after calls from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) were ignored at the Federal level. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio said Victoria was sick of waiting for the National Energy Rules to change – and would instead go it alone […]

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Keeping Solar Homes Safe For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has banned a solar energy company from the Solar Homes program for at least two years, following joint investigations by Solar Victoria and Energy Safe Victoria (ESV). Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced swift action against an operator who put solar workers and home occupiers at risk, ensuring the […]

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$3 Billion In Power Bill Savings For Victorians

Victorian households and businesses have saved more than $3 billion on their power bills over the past 11 years through the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program. The program helps cut power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by giving households and businesses access to discounted energy-efficient products and services. Accredited providers can assist in installing […]

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Building Renewable Energy And Creating Victorian Jobs

Renewable energy is driving new manufacturing jobs in Geelong, with wind turbine components now being assembled at the former Ford Motors site. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio officially opened the Vestas Renewable Energy Hub (VREH) today – the first-time wind turbines have been assembled in Australia for […]

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