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Category: Victorian Government

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VRET – the only safe bet for consumers, industry and jobs

VRET – the only safe bet for consumers, industry and jobs

There is no doubt that Victoria’s renewable energy target will be good for consumers, industry and jobs. They should start the auctions soon.

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The case for modernising the Victorian budget

The case for modernising the Victorian budget

The Federal Coalition’s refusal to tackle climate change means we need to see more political leadership from state governments such as Victoria. 

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AusNet trial successfully takes part of Melbourne suburb off-grid

AusNet trial successfully takes part of Melbourne suburb off-grid

Eight homes successfully separated from main electricity grid and operated as stand-alone solar and battery storage powered mini-grid, in Melbourne trial.

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Victoria’s big renewable energy plans face major network hurdle

Victoria’s big renewable energy plans face major network hurdle

AEMO report says there are major network constraints for its 40 per cent renewable energy plan, which explains government’s big push into battery storage.

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Friends of the Earth budget response

Friends of the Earth budget response

Friends of the Earth say the Andrews government’s 2017-18 budget investment in climate change has been modest and that next year’s budget has emerged as a litmus test on the issue.

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Vic says renewables + batteries cheaper than peaking gas

Vic says renewables + batteries cheaper than peaking gas

Victorian government documents detailing state’s $25m battery storage tender say renewables + storage have surpassed gas as cheapest source of new peaking power.

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Construction underway on Victoria's 132MW Mt Gellibrand wind farm

Construction underway on Victoria’s 132MW Mt Gellibrand wind farm

Acciona Energy breaks ground on Mt Gellibrand wind farm, a $258m project that was fast-tracked after winning a Victorian government tender.

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Ararat Wind Farm fully commissioned, supplying power to Victoria and ACT

Ararat Wind Farm fully commissioned, supplying power to Victoria and ACT

240MW Ararat Wind Farm now operating at full capacity, powering 120,000 homes – 37,000 of them in Canberra.

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Victoria eyes solar and pumped hydro for former mining centres

Victoria eyes solar and pumped hydro for former mining centres

Some of Victoria’s key former gold and coal mining centres targeted by $1m fund to support development of community renewables, and solar and pumped hydro.

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Graph of the Day: Hazelwood winds down, last of pre-1970 plants

Graph of the Day: Hazelwood winds down, last of pre-1970 plants

Hazelwood begins its winding down, with Wednesday to be the last day of generation of the last of the pre-1970 coal fired power stations.

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Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

What is a reasonable Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and why should a solar household in Bundanoon receive less than a solar household in Ballarat?