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Environment Victoria welcomes revival of Greener Government Buildings program

Monday 22 August 2016: Environment Victoria has today welcomed the Andrews Government’s decision to reinstate the Greener Government Buildings program. more

Strong support for phasing out polluting coal plants in Victoria’s key marginal seats

28 June 2016: Three of Victoria’s most marginal federal electorates are on a knife-edge, with voters in all three seats showing strong support for government to start retiring coal-burning power stations, according to polling commissioned by Environment Victoria and conducted by ReachTEL. more

Andrews Government delivers major boost to Victoria’s clean energy industry

Wednesday 15 June 2016: Environment Victoria has strongly welcomed Victoria’s new clean energy targets, which will be legislated in coming months. more

Victoria commits to zero climate pollution, now time to get on with the job

9 June 2016: Environment Victoria welcomes the Andrews Government’s plans to strengthen Victoria’s Climate Change Act, and urges the Premier to make a fast start in cutting Victoria’s climate pollution. more

Election scorecard: Coalition ‘out of touch’ and isolated on climate change

8 June 2016: A new election scorecard of the major parties, released by Environment Victoria today, has left the Liberal party looking isolated and out of touch on climate change and the environment. more

Urgent need for Engie and Victorian government to work together on Hazelwood closure

Thursday 26 May 2016: Following reports overnight that Engie, the French multinational that owns Hazelwood, is considering the future of Australia’s dirtiest power station, a clear plan and timeframes for closure of the aging plant are urgently needed. more

New Promise Watch site tracks the parties’ environment commitments

18 May 2016: Environment Victoria releases a ‘Promise Watch’ site to help journalists and citizens track the environment and climate change commitments of the major parties. more

Coalition climate policy missing key plank, report highlights

17 May 2016: A new analysis of Australia’s rapidly changing energy market confirms that governments must develop plans to phase out coal-burning power stations more

Polls show voters demand election action on global warming

16 May 2016: Recent polling shows Australians want the next government to phase out coal-burning power stations and transition to renewable energy. more

Prime Minister must reject anti-democratic attack on environment charities

4 May 2016: A House of Representatives Inquiry into the tax-deductibility of environment groups attempts to silence them by imposing limits on advocacy and tying up charities in red tape. more

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