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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...more