Topic: Energy

New Solar Jobs In The Valley To Keep Powering Victoria

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will put the Latrobe Valley at the centre of the booming solar industry with a new Morwell-based government agency, Solar Victoria, to deliver our $1.3 billion Solar Homes program. Premier Daniel Andrews today visited Gippsland Solar in Traralgon to meet workers following the Government’s landmark Solar Homes program, which will […]

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Creating New Solar Power Jobs In The Latrobe Valley

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will create up to 50 new jobs in the Latrobe Valley with a new government agency, Solar Victoria, to be based in Morwell. Solar Victoria will be responsible for rolling out Labor’s new Solar Homes program, which is putting power back into the hands of Victorians and cutting electricity bills […]

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New Microgrid Program For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government will fund a $3 million grant program to help grow the new energy technology sector in the Latrobe Valley. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the Latrobe Valley Microgrid Grant Program, which will help accelerate the uptake of renewable energy in the region. The funding will support the development of […]

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Cutting Victorian Electricity Bills With Solar Hot Water

Victorians will be able to save up to $400 a year on their power bills with discounted solar hot water systems for 60,000 households over ten years, under the new Solar Homes program. Premier Daniel Andrews met workers building solar hot water systems at Rinnai Australia’s manufacturing facility today to announce the $60 million package. […]

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Cutting Power Bills With Solar Panels For 650,000 Homes

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will help Victorians save around $890 a year on their power bills with half price solar panels at no up-front cost. Jeff Kennett and the Liberals privatised Victoria’s power industry, promising competition would lead to cheaper electricity prices, but the only winners are energy companies making big profits while Victorians […]

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Powerline Bushfire Safety Rollout Continues

The Andrews Labor Government is providing $10 million in grants to continue the rollout of technology that will help prevent bushfires caused by powerline faults. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced non-government high voltage customers will be eligible for grants of up to $250,000 per site under the High Voltage Customer Assistance Program (HCAP). […]

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Victoria Holds Firm On Renewables

The Andrews Labor Government has withheld support on the proposed National Energy Guarantee until it supports lower bills, lower emissions and more renewable energy jobs for Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio moved with other jurisdictions to postpone approval of the NEG at today’s COAG Energy Council meeting in Sydney. Josh Frydenberg is no longer […]

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National Energy Guarantee Needs More Work

The Andrews Labor Government will only support the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) if specific conditions are met that keep energy prices low and support local jobs. The conditions will ensure the Victorian Renewable Energy Target – and the thousands of local jobs it supports – are protected. For Victoria to sign up to the […]

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Government Takes Action To Improve Energy Safety

The Andrews Labor Government will support 42 of 43 recommendation of the independent review of Victoria’s energy safety framework. The detailed review has identified that reform is needed to ensure Victoria has a strong regulator to watch over energy assets privatised by the Kennett Government. The review identified key areas for improvement, including: Strengthening the […]

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Community-Backed Solar Delivering For Geelong

Residents living in Geelong’s Multicultural Aged Care Centre Services (MACS) will soon have access to cheaper energy, thanks to a 520-panel solar project funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio joined Member for Geelong Christine Couzens to open the project, which will reduce MACS’s operating costs. The Labor Government provided $188,000 […]

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