In May 2014 when the previous Napthine government announced it would close the Victorian Energy Efficient Target (VEET) scheme, thousands of Victorians stood up to declare their support for this successful scheme that was saving Victorians money on their bills, creating jobs and cutting greenhouse emissions.
And it worked. The then Labor Opposition promised that if it won office, it would retain the scheme and undertake a review to strengthen VEET even further.
That review is now underway, and we have a great opportunity to make sure VEET continues to drive the investment in energy efficiency that Victoria needs to build a thriving, fair and sustainable economy for the 21st century.
The submission period has now closed and the government is expected to make a decision on a new target within the next few months. News flash: Increased targets announced August 2015
Environment Victoria has been closely involved in the review and has made a written submission here.
In essence, what it says is:
And thanks to the response we got when we asked Environment Victoria supporters to join us by making their own submission to the review, we are hopeful of getting a good result – for VEET and for Victoria.
We’ll keep you posted.