Topic: Energy

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 […]

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

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Training and Skills

Guiding Victoria With Solar Farm Developments

The Andrews Labor Government has approved a major new solar farm north of Shepparton and released draft planning guidelines for the development of large solar farm projects across the state. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne announced today that he has approved the Congupna solar farm proposal, which will produce 68 MW of clean energy, create […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Planning

Microgrid Funding For Birchip Business

The Andrews Labor Government will fund the development of a new microgrid demonstration project in Birchip, as part of a statewide investment in the technology. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced Birchip Cropping Group would receive $210,000 to develop a microgrid that will include solar PV and battery storage at its local facility. The […]

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

Jump-Start To Victoria’s Electric Vehicle Revolution

The Andrews Labor Government will help develop Australia’s fastest electric vehicle charging stations in regional Victoria, using local expertise and businesses. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced Australian business Chargefox will receive $1 million to develop Australia’s first ultra-rapid vehicle charging sites in Euroa and Barnawartha North. Chargefox has made an electric vehicle charge […]

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

Building More Efficient Homes For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has announced three building companies will develop energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable homes for sale in Melbourne’s high-growth suburbs. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $2.18 million for Stockland, Metricon Homes and SJD Homes as part of a Zero Net Carbon Homes pilot designed to encourage the construction of high-quality, energy-efficient houses. […]

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

Fracking Ban A Win For Farming And Tourism

Local farmers, tourism operators and the Barwon community continue to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s historic decision to permanently ban ‘fracking’, and all other forms of unconventional onshore gas extraction. Treasurer and Minister for Resources Tim Pallas today joined locals at Mt Duneed Winery, near Geelong, to meet those celebrating the second anniversary of […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Applications Now Open For Half-Price Solar Panel Rebates

Victorians keen to reduce their power bills can now apply for 50 per cent rebates on solar panel installations thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that eligible Victorian households who installed solar panels on or after 19 August can now apply for a rebate to cover half the […]

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

Helping Frewstal Create Jobs And Boost Production

Stawell’s biggest private sector employer is set to take on even more workers, boost its energy efficiency and expand production thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Frewstal in Stawell to announce the company’s $7.83 million energy efficiency project that will help create 50 new jobs and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment, Western Victoria Region

Gippsland Celebrates Two Year Anniversary Of Fracking Ban

The Gippsland community has celebrated the second anniversary of the Andrew Labor Government’s historic decision to permanently ban fracking and all other forms of unconventional onshore gas extraction. Minister for Resources Tim Pallas and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today joined Gippsland locals at Prom Country Cheese in Moyarra to celebrate […]

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