Topic: Energy

Victoria’s Solar Revolution Hits 30,000 Homes

More than 30,000 Victorian households have embraced the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Solar Homes program, reducing their power bills and helping supply more energy to our electricity grid. This week the 10,000th rebate will be paid – taking savings for Victorian households to more than $21 million since the program opened last August. Due to […]

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Dundonnell Wind Farm Under Construction

Work is underway on the 336-megawatt Dundonnell Wind Farm, which will generate enough clean energy to power 245,000 Victorian homes thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Renewable Energy Target. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today commended Tilt Renewables on their work to get this major $560 million 80-turbine wind farm […]

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Smarter Inverters Boost Solar Homes Power

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing new requirements for solar installations to improve the safety, performance and consumer benefits of its landmark Solar Homes program. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio said the changes would make smart inverters mandatory for solar PV system installations supported by the Solar Homes program from 1 July. These inverters […]

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Victorian Default Offer Bill Passes Upper House

Victorian families and small businesses will be able to demand a fair deal on energy and save hundreds of dollars on their power bills, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Legislation to set a Victorian Default Offer has passed the Upper House, abolishing costly standing offers and requiring energy retailers to offer a fairer price […]

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New Energy Retail Protections For Victims Of Family Violence

Energy retailers will be required to recognise family violence as a form of financial difficulty and consider this before pursuing debt, with an updated retail code planned to protect the rights of affected customers. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams welcomed the proposed new Energy Retail Code, which was a recommendation of the […]

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Landfill Levy Waived For Bushfire Victims

The Andrews Labor Government has waived the landfill levy to help Victorians in the east recover from bushfires. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today that the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) will work with landfill operators and councils in fire affected areas to apply the exemption. Local landfills will be able […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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