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 has introduced new measures to strengthen the state’s waste and recycling sector to deliver new services such as the container deposit scheme and four bin recycling system.
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.
The Victorian Government is helping to turn food and garden organic waste collected through kerbside recycling into high quality organic material that will help secure the future of Victorian agriculture and create a more sustainable economy.
The Victorian Government is delivering 154 grants to community, volunteer and Traditional Owner groups across the state to protect our environment and enhance biodiversity.
Victorians can now access the $3500 battery Solar Homes rebate when they bundle their new rooftop solar with battery storage – making it easier than ever to join the thousands of people enjoying the benefits of solar power.
The Victorian Government is reducing waste by the design and development of new ways to use recycled materials in everyday products.