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Category: Victorian Government

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Converting waste to energy for a sustainable future

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.

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Victoria seeks to build country's biggest grid-scale battery storage

Victoria seeks to build country’s biggest grid-scale battery storage

Victoria’s Labor government calling for expressions of interest to build 20MW battery storage array, to improve grid stability.

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Victoria to subsidise solar, efficiency for homes in Latrobe Valley

Victoria to subsidise solar, efficiency for homes in Latrobe Valley

With Hazelwood set to close, Andrews government unveils $5m scheme to install solar PV, hot water at 1,000 Latrobe Valley homes.

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Victorian Coalition backs gas fracking ban – but not rooftop solar

Victorian Coalition backs gas fracking ban – but not rooftop solar

Victoria’s government will ban onshore gas fracking with the support of the state Coalition; a fairer solar feed-in tarrif, not-so much.

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Tender launched for Victoria's 'largest solar farm'

Tender launched for Victoria’s ‘largest solar farm’

Shepparton Council calling for expressions of interest for development of a major solar farm in Mooroopna – a possible contender to power Melbourne’s tram network.

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Victoria steps up climate ambition. Turnbull takes two steps back

Victoria steps up climate ambition. Turnbull takes two steps back

In the face of an increasingly divided Turnbull government, Victoria’s Labor government has upped the ante on climate action, pledging to cut state emissions by up to 20 per cent within three years on the road to zero net emissions by 2050.

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Know your NEM: AGL's cheap wind deal, and falling cost of storage

Know your NEM: AGL’s cheap wind deal, and falling cost of storage

Queensland prices soar again; more on AGL’s cheap price for wind energy; and battery storage costs falling quickly.

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Melbourne trams to run on sunshine as state launches 75MW large scale solar tender

Melbourne trams to run on sunshine as state launches 75MW large scale solar tender

Victoria has announced a tender for 75MW of large scale solar to be constructed in the northwest of the state.

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Victoria taps Simon Corbell to advise on renewable energy strategy

Victoria taps Simon Corbell to advise on renewable energy strategy

Victoria hires driving force behind ACT’s reverse auction program to help drive the state’s 40% renewable energy target by 2025.

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Victoria Coalition may vote against "fairer" solar feed in tariffs

Victoria Coalition may vote against “fairer” solar feed in tariffs

Victorian Liberal opposition reportedly threatening to block legislation to adjust the state’s solar feed in tariff.

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Hazelwood to close as energy transition gathers pace in Australia

Hazelwood to close as energy transition gathers pace in Australia

With no economic option to clean it up, and no buyer, the French owner of Victoria’s Hazelwood coal power plant has confirmed it will close in March 2017. Engie also looking to sell Loy Yang B coal plant, and WA Kwinana gas station, as it transitions to low-carbon generation.