Topic: Energy

Ararat Set To Reap Benefits Of Energy Funding

The Andrews Labor Government is providing funding for Ararat Rural City Council to become more energy efficient and use renewable energy on local facilities. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio announced $23,800 in funding for the council in Ararat today, as part of the Labor Government’s $3.4 million Local Government Energy Saver Program. The program will […]

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Recycling More E-Waste And Keeping It Out Of Landfill

The Andrews Labor Government has awarded 76 councils with $16.5 million to help them manage Victoria’s e-waste and keep it out of landfill. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the major funding boost, which will go towards upgrading more than 130 e-waste collection and storage sites and helping local councils safely store and collect […]

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Victoria’s Largest Batteries Ready To Power Homes

The first of two large scale batteries that will support Victoria’s energy grid has been unveiled in Ballarat. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the Ballarat Energy Storage System (BESS), located at the Ballarat Terminal Station in Warrenheip. The BESS is a state of the art lithium ion large-scale battery that will deliver a […]

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Helping Vulnerable Households Save On Energy Bills

The Andrews Labor Government is connecting Victoria’s most vulnerable households with energy brokerage services, helping them to save up to $600 per annum. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the Energy Brokerage Pilot, which will be delivered in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and connect 10,000 low income households with energy brokers […]

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New Microgrid Project For Yackandandah

The Andrews Labor Government will fund the development of a new microgrid project in Yackandandah, as part of a statewide investment in the technology. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today announced $380,389 in grant funding for the Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY) Sanatorium Road Microgrid project. The $932,879 initiative […]

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A New Hub To Boost Renewable Energy Uptake

The Andrews Labor Government has contributed $150,000 towards an online education and facilitation hub to make it easier for businesses to invest in renewable energy. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced the establishment of the Business Renewable Centre Australia – a partnership led by the Climate Knowledge Innovation Community Australia (Climate-KIC Australia), the World […]

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Energy Programs Deliver Jobs For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government will help drive down energy prices for hundreds of Latrobe Valley businesses, as part of Australia’s largest installation of microgrids. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio was in Morwell today to announce $3 million for the Latrobe Valley Microgrid Program, which will cut energy bills by up to 25 per cent for […]

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New Wind Farm Developments Bring Jobs To Geelong

Two new wind farm developments supported by the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Renewable Energy Targets (VRET) reverse auction are delivering new industries and jobs for Geelong. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio was in Geelong to announce the development of the Vestas Renewable Energy Hub (VREH) – which will build wind turbines for the 180 megawatt […]

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New Land Use Framework To Protect Anglesea

The Andrews Labor Government has released a new plan to protect the former Alcoa coal mine and power station site in Anglesea from Matthew Guy and his push to turn Victoria’s Surf Coast into the Gold Coast. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today released a Land Use Framework that lays out a future for the […]

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Funding Boost To Deliver New Energy Technology Training

Victorians wanting to pursue a career in the new energy sector will soon have access to cutting-edge training thanks to a new project funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney today visited Larkin Electrical & Data in Mordialloc to announce a $2.3 million grant to deliver a new energy […]

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