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Job losses at Portland wind factory foreseeable and preventable

 
23 October 2014

Environment Victoria CEO Mark Wakeham is available for comment on the job losses at Keppel Prince's Portland wind tower manufacturing facility.

Environment Victoria CEO Mark Wakeham said today:

"Coalition actions at the State and Federal level have damaged investor confidence in renewable energy and this is starting to cause job losses on the ground.

"Premier Napthine has said that he finds wind farms beautiful, but the reality is that his government's policies have stalled the approval of new wind farms. The Napthine Government has also supported the Abbott Government's attempts to weaken the national renewable energy target which has brought...

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450 new jobs and public safety increased if candidates commit to mine rehab, new report finds

 

23 October 2014

450 long-lasting jobs could be created in the Latrobe Valley if...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

Nicholas...

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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....

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