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Category: Victorian Government

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Boost for Victoria's renewable energy powerhouse

Boost for Victoria’s renewable energy powerhouse

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $500,000 to help transition one of Victoria’s strongest renewableenergy regions towards a thriving low-carbon economy.

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Australia at 19% renewables - NEG 2030 target to be reached in 2021

Australia at 19% renewables – NEG 2030 target to be reached in 2021

Australia is already at 19 per cent renewables as at June, and could reach 43 per cent renewables by 2030, just with the state targets in Queensland and Victoria, new data shows.

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The sneaky war against renewables in the bush

The sneaky war against renewables in the bush

If you live in a remote area of Victoria the government will subsidise your off-grid fuel needs … and not if you power your off-grid home with solar.

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Tesla Powerpacks arrive for next big battery at Victoria solar farm

Tesla Powerpacks arrive for next big battery at Victoria solar farm

First of 400 Tesla PowerPacks arrive at site of 25MW/50MWh Gannawarra Energy Storage System, to store power from 60MW solar farm.

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Victoria renewables auction on track, NEG still looms as major threat

Victoria renewables auction on track, NEG still looms as major threat

Victoria says its renewables auction on track, but there is still concern that the NEG could scorch the earth around it.

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Victoria's newest wind farm starts production to the grid

Victoria’s newest wind farm starts production to the grid

Victoria’s newest wind farm – Salt Creek – has begun exporting to the grid.

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Labor proposes first renewable energy zone in north west Tasmania

Labor proposes first renewable energy zone in north west Tasmania

Federal opposition proposes renewables zone in north-west Tasmania, as Victorian Labor extends coal mining licences for Latrobe Valley’s major brown coal generators.

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Should Victoria adopt an electric vehicle target?

Should Victoria adopt an electric vehicle target?

Victoria Inquiry recommends number of ways state government could boost the uptake of EVs – but will this translate into policy?

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Victorian dairy producer signs 10-year wind farm PPA

Victorian dairy producer signs 10-year wind farm PPA

Gippsland dairy producer Burra Foods signs 10-year PPA with Flow Power to source electricity from Ararat Wind farm – a deal that’s expected to cut its electricity costs by 20%.

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"Coal is thing of the past": Neoen starts on Victoria's first wind and battery park

“Coal is thing of the past”: Neoen starts on Victoria’s first wind and battery park

Victoria energy minister officially launches construction of first crop farm in the world to be wholly powered by renewable energy – a wind farm and a Tesla battery.

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Energy retailer “switching” driving prices up, not down, says regulator

Energy retailer “switching” driving prices up, not down, says regulator

ESC chair says outcome of retailer switching drive has been “contrary to usual expectations” of increased market competition.