Victoria’s peak infrastructure advisory body recommends dropping registration fees for EVs, going all-electric in government and bus fleets, and setting end date for ICE vehicles.
renewable energy target
Victoria says it has officially met its interim renewable energy target of 25 per cent by 2020, as it gears up to double that number over next 10 years.
Legislation tabled to lock in Tasmania’s 200% renewables target, underpinning plan to make it the “battery of the Nation,” or at least of Victoria.
Victoria kicks off new VRET auction process that will take its own operations to 100% renewable and will seek 600MW of new solar and wind farms.
Report based on state government modelling calls for urgent resumption of large-scale solar and wind energy auctions, or risk renewables development falling off a cliff.
Australia’s federal government given an F for “fail” for its EV policy efforts, even as new data shows that more than half of drivers are considering to go electric for their next car.
Western Australia energy minister says the state has no need for a renewable energy target because “all future generation will be renewable,” thanks to low costs.
Tasmania Liberal government says it will release a new Renewable Energy Action Plan in April, to chart the path to updated target of 200% renewables generation by 2040.
Clean Energy Regulator sees positive outlook for renewables sector in post-RET era as it attempts to revive stalled Emissions Reduction Fund.
A bolstered VRET of 50% by 2030 is now written into Victorian law, after winning a final vote in state parliament on Wednesday.