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Embarrassing retreat on VEET for Napthine Government

17 October 2014

Environment Victoria today said the successful Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) scheme and 2000 workers in the energy savings sector have had a stay of execution with the Napthine Government failing in its efforts to pass legislation to scrap the scheme in parliament this week.

Environment Victoria CEO Mark Wakeham said today:

“The Coalition withdrew their legislation to scrap VEET because they know there is no community support for their efforts to undermine energy efficiency and the more than 2000 jobs the energy efficiency scheme creates.”

“This is an embarrassing defeat for a government that didn't have the numbers in parliament to scrap a highly...


Rising energy retailer complaints require action

16 October 2014

The rising rate of utilities disconnections and complaints revealed by the Energy and Water Ombudsman Victoria must prompt government action to address the underlying causes of energy hardship, warns the One...


Environment Victoria response to Victorian Government’s Morwell mine fire ‘implementation and monitoring plan’

15 October 2014

Environment Victoria notes that the Victorian government has released...


Victorian heatwave risks exacerbated by dismantling of climate, energy retrofit policies

15 October 2014

Environment Victoria today welcomed the Auditor General’s call for a statewide heatwave plan, but warned that effective responses needed to go beyond...


Prevention better than cure for coal mine fires

13 October 2014

Environment Victoria has today welcomed Labor’s announcement of specialised training for firefighters to address coal mine fires, but accelerated mine rehabilitation should be a priority.



Energy statement a brown-wash

13 October 2014

Environment Victoria has described the energy statement released today by Minister for Energy and Resources Russell Northe as deeply disappointing and failing to recognise Victoria's potential to be a renewable energy powerhouse....


River health threatened by grazing licence renewal says Environment Victoria

8 October 2014


Signs of ALP support for Victorian renewable energy target encouraging

2 October 2014

Environment Victoria has today welcomed comments by ALP candidate for Ripon Daniel McGlone that the Victorian ALP would recommit to a state-based renewable energy target if the Federal...


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