An expert panel has recommended banning embedded electricity networks in new apartment buildings and reforming existing networks to ensure all Victorians have access to the same competitive retail offers and consumer protections.
The Andrews Labor Government is flicking the switch on a major new wind farm and battery project in the state’s west, the Bulgana Green Power Hub.
The Andrews Labor Government continues to power towards a clean energy future, with a new virtual power plant pilot program designed to maximise Victoria’s booming household solar network.
The Andrews Labor Government is empowering Victorian communities across the state to prepare and adapt to the impacts of climate change with the development of six new community-led action plans.
Victoria’s Big Battery – the biggest in the southern hemisphere − is now operating, safeguarding the state’s energy supply through our hot summer months, driving down electricity prices and supporting the state’s massive renewable energy build.
The Andrews Labor Government is further cementing Victoria’s status as the clean energy capital of Australia, with a funding boost of $40 million for offshore wind projects to drive jobs and bring forward the next wave of renewable energy opportunities.
The Andrews Labor Government is one step closer to finalising its new container deposit scheme, with expressions of interest (EOI) from qualified organisations to run the scheme now open.
Victoria is powering towards its renewable energy target with more than 1 gigawatt of energy capacity coming from solar panels installed through the Solar Homes Program − that’s three million panels powering more than 165,000 Victorian homes.
Halls Gap Botanic Gardens is set to get an energy boost thanks to new off-grid solar power, including solar panels, an inverter and battery storage.
The Andrews Labor Government is increasing Victoria’s output of recycled organics, textiles and glass by up to 350,000 tonnes each year with $5.73 million in funding to establish new and upgrade existing recycling facilities across the state.
Rental providers are now eligible for a rebate to upgrade inefficient heating and cooling systems to make homes more comfortable, drive down power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Victoria’s emissions are continuing to fall with an emissions report clearly demonstrating the state’s transition to a net zero emissions economy by 2050 is on track.
The Victorian Government is reducing the risk of bushfires and fostering energy resilience in regional communities with nation-leading powerline and microgrid initiatives.
The Victorian Government is encouraging TAFEs and training organisations to apply for a new grant program to help them collaborate with industry on projects that will propel the state’s clean economy.