Topic: Energy

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Labor Government Welcomes Jobs Boost For Crib Point

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed AGL’s decision to select Crib Point as the preferred site for its proposed Australian LNG import terminal. Such a facility would allow the importation of cheaper gas from interstate and international markets – improving the reliability of our gas supply and reducing the price of gas for Victorian households […]

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Building Australia’s First Hydrogen Refuelling Station

The Andrews Labor Government is providing $1 million to support the transition to a zero-emissions fleet of local government vehicles. Moreland City Council, in collaboration with hydrogen utility company H2U, has received funding to implement a renewable hydrogen refuelling station. This initiative is expected to create up to 15 ongoing full-time local jobs and has […]

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Developing Solar Battery Storage Kits And Creating Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $825,000 towards a  pilot project to develop solar battery storage kits and create local jobs. A consortium of five companies, led by innovation company ARVIO, will receive funding under the second round of the Labor Government’s $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund. This project will manufacture a solar storage […]

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$400 Million Saved Through Energy Efficiency Program

Australia’s largest energy efficiency certificate program has saved householders and businesses more than $400 million on their energy bills in 2017. The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) program was created by the Labor Government in 2009 to make energy efficiency improvements more affordable, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage investment and jobs in the energy sector. […]

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Fast-Tracking Renewable Energy Into The Grid

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in smart solutions to fast-track the rollout of large-scale renewable energy projects in Victoria. Solar engineering company Clean Technology Partners has received $142,000 to develop an ‘e-cube’ under the second round of the Labor Government’s $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund. The $570,000 project will see the company work […]

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Helping Businesses Reduce Their Energy Bills

The Andrews Labor Government has announced that its Boosting Business Productivity program will now include large businesses thanks to an increase in funding. Victorian businesses will now benefit from additional funding of $2.5 million to help them reduce energy costs. Grants of up to $25,000 are available to improve gas efficiency for gas-related projects including […]

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