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Category: Victorian Government

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Lights Out! Now who’s to blame?

Lights Out! Now who’s to blame?

Blackouts in Victoria illustrate how networks and regulators have failed to change their business models, and failed to keep up with technology.

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Victoria's Minister D'Ambrosio visits accionaI MT Gellibrand  wind farm

Victoria’s Minister D’Ambrosio visits accionaI MT Gellibrand wind farm

The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Victoria’s Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, today visited ACCIONA’s under-construction Mt Gellibrand wind farm.

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Turnbull's power play: Snowy 2.0 vs battery storage

Turnbull’s power play: Snowy 2.0 vs battery storage

Snowy 2.0 report confirms that $8 billion project would likely boost coal and lift emissions. Worse, it takes an “us and them” approach to battery storage, and uses some pretty silly battery costings to justify its case.

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Victorian networks blow a fuse in heatwave – Coalition blows its mind on Twitter

Victorian networks blow a fuse in heatwave – Coalition blows its mind on Twitter

Victoria’s blackouts on Sunday had nothing to do with any crisis of energy supply – coal, renewable or otherwise. But why let the truth get in the way of a good smear campaign?

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Kiata wind farm to strengthen Victoria's energy network

Kiata wind farm to strengthen Victoria’s energy network

A new wind farm in Western Victoria will power more than 20,000 households as part of a jobs boom in Western Victoria with six projects underway or proposed in the area.

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Second Tesla "big battery" to power Victorian farm

Second Tesla “big battery” to power Victorian farm

US battery maker Tesla has again been selected to team up with French renewables developer Neoen on another ground-breaking Australian project; this time on a wind farm and battery storage facility that will help power a major Victorian farming business.

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$30 million for farmers to manage on farm energy

$30 million for farmers to manage on farm energy

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $30 million to help Victoria’s farmers manage energy costs through improved efficiency and new technology.

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Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh solar export tariff in peak period

Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh solar export tariff in peak period

Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh “peak” tariff for solar exports between 3pm and 8pm – a move that is likely to increase the business case for household battery storage.

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Third round for new energy technology projects

Third round for new energy technology projects

The Andrews Labor Government today opened the third ro und of the New Energy Jobs Fund for new energy technology projects to encourage the up take of renewable energy and reduce emissions.

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Plans for Australia's first offshore wind farm gather pace

Plans for Australia’s first offshore wind farm gather pace

Offshore Energy has partnered with Danish renewables developer CIP on plan to build $8 billion, 2GW wind farm off Victoria’s coast.

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"Autonobus" driverless shuttle trial kicks off at Victoria's La Trobe Uni

“Autonobus” driverless shuttle trial kicks off at Victoria’s La Trobe Uni

Driverless shuttle bus trial kicks off at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus, to test the use of autonomous vehicles as “last mile” transport solutions.