Gippsland study to help grow jobs and fight climate change

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a new scientific study offshore from the Ninety Mile Beach in Gippsland that could help combat climate change and create the jobs of the future. The joint state and federally funded study is being conducted by CarbonNet to advance the science of carbon capture and storage …

Victorian Green Bonds an Australian and World First

Victoria has become the first Government in Australia to issue Green Bonds, raising $300 million to finance a range of new and existing projects that deliver environmental benefits. The Victorian Green Bonds, issued by the Treasury Corporation of Victoria (TCV), are also the first state or federal …

Renewable Energy Targets to create thousands of jobs

Victoria has set ambitious renewable energy targets to create thousands of new jobs and cut the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. By 2020, 25 per cent of electricity generated in the state will come from renewable energy. By 2025, that will rise to 40 per cent. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, …

Victoria to lead the nation on Climate Change

Victoria will once again lead the nation on climate change by legislating ambitious targets and introducing a pledge system to bring government, business and the community together to achieve the collective goal. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio …

New Organics Plan to meet future growth challenges

Minister for Environment,  Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville today announced a new waste strategy to better manage and recover Victoria’s organic waste over the next 30 years. The Victorian Organics Resource Recovery Strategy will facilitate collaborations between local government, industry and …

Forget Abbott, Let Victoria Target Renewable Energy for Jobs and Climate!

The Andrews Labor Government has today called on the Federal Government to remove section 7c from the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000 (Cth), which prevents State Governments from having their own schemes similar to the Renewable Energy Target (RET). If Section 7c is removed, the Labor Government is …

Victoria To Lead The Way On Renewable Energy

Premier Daniel Andrews today announced changes to wind farm planning laws, opening Victoria back up to investors in renewable energy to create more jobs. The changes reduce the household veto for a proposed wind turbine development from two kilometres to one kilometre from a dwelling. The Andrews Labor Government …