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Category: Victorian Government

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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.

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Victoria utility installs first large-scale solar system on water tank

Victoria utility installs first large-scale solar system on water tank

Wannon Water says 100kW system first to be put on utility water tank in Australia, will provide all power for water treatment facility on sunny days.

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Victoria presses go on Australia's biggest renewables auction

Victoria presses go on Australia’s biggest renewables auction

Victoria presses go on auction of 650MW of wind and solar capacity, the largest renewable energy tender in Australia to date. It’s a critical move as the RET nears completion and Canberra stalls on future policy settings.

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Is this the end for big wind and big solar in Australia?

Is this the end for big wind and big solar in Australia?

All eyes are on Victoria and the corporate sector for the future of large-scale renewables in Australia. With the renewable energy target now largely met, there is little else on offer for the pipeline of 20GW of wind and solar projects.

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RES drops 758MW wind farm proposal, amid Victoria boom

RES drops 758MW wind farm proposal, amid Victoria boom

UPDATED: After years in the planning pipeline, RES Australia confirms Penshurst Wind Farm no longer an ongoing development opportunity.

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Victoria big solar pipeline adds two new projects

Victoria big solar pipeline adds two new projects

A 120MW solar project is being proposed for Glenrowan by ESCO Pacific, and planning approval secured for 30MW project in the Gannawarra Shire.

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Victoria Renewable Energy Target written into law, without support of LNP

Victoria Renewable Energy Target written into law, without support of LNP

Labor’s VRET of 40% renewables by 2025 passes Legislative Council, without a single show of support from Liberal or National parties.

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Turnbull to rely on state schemes he once rubbished as reckless

Turnbull to rely on state schemes he once rubbished as reckless

Anger deepens over politicisation of Energy Security Board and design of National Energy Guarantee that could reinforce dominance of incumbent utilities, stop large scale renewables, maintain status quo and fail emissions targets. But some say it does have potential.

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Coalition energy target may require a "go slow" on rooftop solar

Coalition energy target may require a “go slow” on rooftop solar

Energy Security Board forecasts suggest a sharp slow down in rooftop solar deployments to meet its modest renewable energy share. It comes as concerns grow about ESB process and the alacrity with which the normally snail-paced AEMC has moved to confer great powers upon itself.

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Storage on hold as Victoria still reviewing battery tender

Storage on hold as Victoria still reviewing battery tender

Clock ticks down on Victoria government’s plans to have two large scale battery storage projects in place by January 1, with the winners still not known.

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Victoria attracts another wind farm proposal

Victoria attracts another wind farm proposal

Australian outfit Synergy Wind has proposed building a 34 turbine wind farm in Victoria’s south-east.