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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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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 councils taking action for greener vehicle fleets

Victoria councils taking action for greener vehicle fleets

Minister for Local Government Natalie Hutchins has announced $33,200 for a program led by Nillumbik Shire
Council to develop a plan for more environmentally friendly vehicle fleets.

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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?

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Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

What drove Victoria’s wholesale electricity market prices up 46% in 2016? We put the screws on the historical data to find out.

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Victoria unveils first large-scale solar auction

Victoria unveils first large-scale solar auction

Andrews govt launches tender for up to 75MW new solar capacity in north-west Victoria, some of which will power Melbourne tram network.

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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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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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Portland smelter rescue deal to cost Victoria $1.1 billion over 4 years

Portland smelter rescue deal to cost Victoria $1.1 billion over 4 years

The bailout of the Portland aluminium smelter is arguably the dumbest thing the normally sensible Andrews Labor state Government will have committed to. And it will bear direct subsidy and power costs that amount to more than $500,000 per direct employee, per year.

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Victoria gives nod to "fairer" time-of-use tariffs for rooftop solar

Victoria gives nod to “fairer” time-of-use tariffs for rooftop solar

Victorian government to shift solar feed-in tariffs to time-of-use pricing, in move to better reflect the value of the state’s rooftop solar generation, and their environmental benefits.

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Victoria: Turnbull has no credibility on climate and clean energy policy

Victoria: Turnbull has no credibility on climate and clean energy policy

Victoria says Turnbull government has no credibility on climate and clean energy policies, and it will not bow to pressure to scrap or reduce its 40% renewables target.