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Category: Victorian Government

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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.

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Origin and Santos: Australia's bungling Gas Giants

Origin and Santos: Australia’s bungling Gas Giants

There is no easy answer to Australia’s gas shortfall and high prices – and certainly not Turnbull’s Venezuala-style solution. The best bets might be gas imports, and to build more renewables …

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Victoria set to host Australia's biggest wind farm – 800MW

Victoria set to host Australia’s biggest wind farm – 800MW

WestWind Energy submits plans for $1.7bn, 231 turbine Golden Plains Wind Farm – also potentially largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Victoria renewable target passes lower house – but Coalition vows to kill it

Victoria renewable target passes lower house – but Coalition vows to kill it

Victoria’s renewable energy target of 40% by 2025 has passed the lower house – but the state opposition has vowed to kill it if they get into power.

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Tesla plans big battery party, still waiting on Victoria tender

Tesla plans big battery party, still waiting on Victoria tender

Tesla prepares to announce “big battery” milestone, as Musk drops in for a space conference and storage industry awaits results of Victoria tender.

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An end to blackouts? Demand management success depends on collaboration

An end to blackouts? Demand management success depends on collaboration

As national debate over energy supply reaches fever pitch, more attention is now being paid to the role of demand management, a weapon of last resort in Australia.

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Turnbull's rooftop PV and storage may be more useful to grid than Liddell

Turnbull’s rooftop PV and storage may be more useful to grid than Liddell

PM is chuffed about his rooftop PV and storage, and so he should be. Installations like that will be of greater value to the grid than Liddell, which is a similar age and condition to the Hazelwood generator Turnbull admitted was “very old” and no longer viable.