Topic: Energy

Onshore Conventional Gas Restart A Green Light For Jobs

The Victorian Government is supporting an open and orderly restart of the onshore conventional gas industry, with the Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 passing the Legislative Council. Production of the estimated resources could generate as much as $310 million annually for regional economies and create up to 6,400 jobs over the lifespan of these projects. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources

Investing In Renewables To Keep Energy Bills Low

The Victorian Government has announced a suite of renewable energy projects that will create jobs, save Victorians money and help reduce emissions. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio unveiled a $15.3 million package of investments that build on the Government’s Solar Homes program, which is installing solar panels on […]

Categories: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Clean Energy Boost To Create Jobs And Save Victorians Money

The Victorian Government is powering communities through local renewable energy projects that promote regional investment, create jobs, and help lower electricity costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the latest round of funding for the New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF). The NEJF makes $1 million in […]

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

Solar Batteries To Power More Victorian Postcodes

More Victorian households will be able to store cleaner, cheaper rooftop energy, with the Andrews Labor Government expanding its Solar Homes battery rebates to a total of 247 eligible postcodes. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that households in an extra 143 postcodes across the state are now eligible to apply for a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Solar Homes

Brazilian Renewable Energy Company Chooses Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is adding to Victoria’s renewable energy credentials with one of Brazil’s leading renewable energy consultancies to establish its Australian/New Zealand HQ in Melbourne. Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Steve Dimopoulos today announced that energy services firm Grupo Energia will create up […]

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

New Director To Reform The Energy Safety Regulator

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its ambitious reforms to strengthen the energy safety regulator with the appointment of a new executive leader for Energy Safe Victoria (ESV). New Director Marnie Williams will be charged with continuing ESV’s important work and overseeing the Labor Government’s reforms to boost its capacity and powers. Ms Williams has […]

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

Victoria Acts To Secure A More Reliable Energy System

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to enable urgent upgrades to the energy transmission network, introducing legislation that will fast-track priority projects like grid-scale batteries and transmission upgrades. Amendments to the National Electricity (Victoria) Act 2005 will give Victoria the power to unlock renewable projects and improve the reliability of Victoria’s energy supply. These […]

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

Solar Boom In The Suburbs And The Regions

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Solar Homes

Delivering Cheaper Energy Bills For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is making it quicker and easier for Victorians to save money on their power bills thanks to its newly upgraded comparison website. More than 2.7 million Victorians have already used Victorian Energy Compare to find a better offer on electricity, gas and solar to cut hundreds of dollars a year from […]

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

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. […]

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