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Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten’s message to the Renewable Energy industry: “We want less clean energy jobs and investment”


24 June 2015

Environment Victoria has condemned last night’s slashing of the Federal Renewable Energy Target today from 41,000 GWh to 33,000 GWh. The renewable energy target was further weakened overnight by including the burning of native forests as a “renewable” energy source and establishing new measures to hobble the wind energy industry.

Environment Victoria’s CEO Mark Wakeham said today:

“We’re deeply disappointed that Australia is further dismantling its climate policy and moving in the opposite direction from the rest of the world by rejecting...


New Victorian coal licences a ticking time bomb for the climate and local landholders


17 June 2015

Environment Victoria has today revealed that four new Gippsland coal exploration licences have been issued by the Andrews Government.



Latest power station closures highlight need for planned phase-out


11 June 2015

The Victorian government urgently needs a plan for the orderly retirement of coal-fired power stations, following the surprise announcement that Alinta will close...


Buyback cap threatens rivers - and Howard's legacy


28 May 2015

The Abbott Government’s proposed legislation to cap water buybacks is a major threat to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan and trashes John Howard’s legacy, says Environment Victoria.


Re-opened Hazelwood inquiry a chance for fresh start for the Latrobe Valley


26 May 2015

Environment Victoria welcomes the Terms of Reference for the re-opened Hazelwood Inquiry, released this morning, which put a major focus on ensuring Victoria...


Federal government in the way of state renewable energy targets


14 May 2015
The Andrews Government has written to the Federal Minister for Energy Ian Macfarlane to remove section 7c of the Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act...

Federal Budget 2015: the multinational tax dodge Hockey missed


12 May 2015

While Treasurer Joe Hockey’s signature crackdown on tax avoidance targets multinationals shifting profits overseas, it overlooks tax avoidance by multinationals in our own backyard,...


Budget briefing: capping the diesel rebate


8 May 2015

With the Federal Budget around the corner, Environment Victoria has released a short briefing paper that outlines the case for putting a cap on the Fuel Tax Credit Scheme, also known as the diesel rebate.


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