Topic: Energy

Work Starts On The Mortlake South Wind Farm

Work is underway to build Victoria’s latest wind farm, including a Victorian-first underground transmission line which will set new best-practice for connecting clean energy projects to the national grid. The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio visited the site south of Mortlake today to announce that construction has commenced on the $275 […]

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

Planning For Renewable Energy Transformation

The Andrews Labor Government is putting the planning mechanisms in place to ensure Victoria’s rapid uptake of large-scale renewable energy is well-planned and receptive to the needs of the local community. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has made changes to state planning rules to ensure planning permits will now be required for the power lines […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Delivering A Better Energy Deal For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is forcing big power companies to give Victorians a better deal on their power bills. The Labor Government will today introduce a Bill into parliament to legislate a Victorian Default Offer that will cut the cost of energy for households across the state. The Energy Legislation Amendment (Victorian Default Offer) Bill […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Victorian Solar Hot Water Systems Rebate Now Available

Victorians are getting the extra support they need to drive down their energy costs, with rebates now available for solar hot water systems as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes package. Victorian households can now claim up to $1,000 rebate for solar hot water systems and reduce their energy costs by between $160 […]

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

Wind Turbines Bring Manufacturing Jobs To Geelong

Wind power is creating new manufacturing jobs in Geelong with wind turbine components set to be assembled at the former Ford Motor manufacturing site. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio visited the site today to announce that international company Vestas has partnered with local Victorian contractor Marand to build wind turbines for […]

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Delivering Energy Savings For Victorian Hospitals

Hospitals across Victoria are seeing major reductions in their energy bills, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s energy efficiency program. Minister for Energy, Environment, Climate Change and Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio said hospitals like Brunswick Private Hospital are rapidly introducing energy efficiency measures to help reduce their overall costs. Brunswick Private is making significant savings […]

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

Farewelling Victoria’s First Renewable Energy Advocate

The Andrews Labor Government thanks Simon Corbell for his work and dedication as he steps down as Victoria’s first Renewable Energy Advocate. Mr Corbell brought more than 20 years of senior experience in public policy to the Renewable Energy Advocate position and acted as a passionate voice for the development of renewable energy in the […]

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

Entries Open For 2019 ResourceSmart Schools Awards

Victorian schools who are minimising waste, saving energy and water, increasing biodiversity and tackling climate change are set to be recognised by Sustainability Victoria as part of the 2019 ResourceSmart Schools Awards. Minister for Environment, Lily D’Ambrosio today encouraged schools to enter Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program, which is open to all Victorian government, independent […]

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

Essential Services Commission Chairperson Steps Down

Dr Ron Ben-David will step down as the head of the Essential Services Commission later this year, seeing out his 10-year term in the role. Dr Ben-David was appointed as the chair and one of the ESC’s three commissioners in 2008. The Andrews Labor Government will now begin an open process to seek his replacement, […]

Categories: Assistant Treasurer, Media Release

Thousands Of Victorian Homes Save Millions On Solar

Nearly 7,000 Victorian households have installed solar panels since the Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes package was launched in late August last year, amounting to more than $3.4 million in rebates. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio said around 1,600 households had already received a rebate, with many more solar installation projects underway, generating thousands […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Solar Homes