A year ago, bushfires blanketed major Australian cities with smoke, but coal fired power stations are their own major source of air pollution.
Victoria to maintain a ban on nuclear power, after parliamentary inquiry finds no justification for repealing a prohibition. Liberals object.
Victoria to spend $20 million to kick off three-year trial of electric and other zero emissions buses.
Victoria Labor delays for a second time its decision on interim emissions reduction targets for the state, citing focus on curbing the spread of Coronavirus.
Victoria could easily avoid a predicted gas shortfall by investments in reducing demand, and switching to electric appliances, instead of expanding new gas supplies.
Victorian Greens slam planned legislation to lift Victoria’s gas moratorium, saying emissions impacts being ignored.
Victorian parliament passes legislation granting the state’s energy minister new powers to exempt network investments from RIT-T assessments.
The Australia Institute slams the Victorian government for using misleading jobs and emissions figures to justify lifting of gas moratorium.
Victorian Andrews government to allow onshore gas exploration, but will permanently ban CSG and fracking. Environmental groups and the Greens label it “disaster capitalism”.
AEMC approves request from Victoria for ‘enhanced RERT’ powers to allow AEMO to secure multi-year emergency electricity supply contracts.