Golden Plains Wind Farm granted a planning permit

One of Australia’s largest wind farms is a step closer to construction, with Acting Minister for Planning Lily D’Ambrosio today announcing planning permit approval for the Golden Plains Wind Farm. The Golden Plains Wind Farm, about 60 kilometres north-west of Geelong, would create hundreds of jobs and …

Cutting power bills with Solar Panels for 650,000 homes

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will help Victorians save around $890 a year on their power bills with half price solar panels at no up-front cost. Jeff Kennett and the Liberals privatised Victoria’s power industry, promising competition would lead to cheaper electricity prices, but the only winners …

Helping Victorian businesses save on energy bills

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more businesses reduce business costs and avoid energy waste – with the 50th Victorian business awarded an Energy Assessment Grant. Hallam based manufacturer Planex has been awarded more than $47,000 to undertake an energy assessment and to implement gas efficiency …

Al Gore launches Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan

The Andrews Labor Government has released Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan, backed by $146 million in funding to deliver more renewable, affordable and reliable energy for Victoria. Former United States Vice President Al Gore and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily …

Applications open for Victoria’s Export Awards

Applications are now open for the Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEAs), with businesses from across Victoria’s major industry sectors encouraged to apply and have their contribution to our economy recognised. The Governor of Victoria Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AM is the patron of the …

Solar feed-in tariffs double in Victoria

Victorian solar households will finally receive fair compensation for the power they provide to the grid  thanks to ground-breaking changes announced today. Solar households are set to receive a minimum feed-in tariff rate of 11.3 cents per kilowatt hour compared to the current five cents for selling excess …

Converting waste to energy for a sustainable future

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new $2 million program to support the development of waste to energy technologies, including anaerobic digestion and thermal treatment of waste. The Waste to Energy Infrastructure Fund will boost sustainable energy production using organic and other materials and divert …

Banning Fracking once and for all

Landmark legislation to permanently ban fracking for gas will today return to the Victorian Parliament as the Andrews Labor Government puts regional communities first to protect our clean and green reputation. Victorians have overwhelmingly embraced a ban on fracking to support farmers, the environment and the …

Solar Trams transporting Victoria to a brighter future

Melbourne’s tram network will be powered by a new large scale solar plant to be built in regional Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government will run a tender to help build 75MW of new large scale solar farms, delivering $150 million in new capital investment and 300 new jobs. Around 35MW of …