Topic: Energy

Grants For Victoria’s Environment Volunteers Now Open

Volunteers helping to protect and restore Victoria’s land and environment can now apply for a funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the latest round of the Victorian Landcare Grants, with $1.76 million in funding available to environment volunteer groups. Landcare, Friends of […]

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New Solar Project Delivering Energy Savings For Bass

The Bass Coast Shire Council is taking charge of their energy bills and helping tackle climate change, thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today officially opened a new 100kw solar PV system on the Wonthaggi Civic Centre which is set to save […]

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Old Energy Meets New Energy In Wonthaggi

A much-loved Wonthaggi tourist experience is making the transition to renewable energy thanks to a funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio and Member for Bass Jordan Crugnale today visited the State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi to inspect the Old Energy New Energy Project, which supplies […]

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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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