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Murray River "hard hat mentality" has to end

Thursday 27 August 2015: Environment Victoria has criticised state and federal water ministers over their “hard hat mentality” to the Murray-Darling Basin, labelling infrastructure projects expensive and ineffective when what rivers really need is more water. more

Increased energy efficiency targets create green jobs, lower energy bills

Tuesday 25 August 2015: Environment Victoria has today welcomed the increased Victorian Energy Efficiency Targets announced by Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio. more

Andrews Government green energy contracts provide welcome boost for Victoria's wind industry

Friday 21 August 2015: Environment Victoria welcomes today's announcement that the Andrews Government will use its purchasing power to drive investment in new Victorian wind farms. more

Anglesea coal mine closure plans unveiled under Freedom of Information

19 August 2015: Environment Victoria has today published Alcoa’s rehabilitation plans for the Anglesea coal mine and power station, which were obtained following a Freedom of Information request. more

Abbott Government climate targets reckless and illogical

11 August 2015: Environment Victoria has today described the Abbott Government’s proposed emissions reduction target of 26% by 2030 (from 2005 levels) as reported in the The Australian inadequate, reckless and illogical. more

President Obama's rules on coal-fired power stations show Victoria how to lead

8 August 2015: Environment Victoria welcomes new moves by President Obama in the US to limit the carbon pollution from the country’s coal-fired power stations, noting that similar plans are needed in Australia to make serious cuts to emissions. more

Environment Victoria response to ALP announcement of 50% renewable energy target for 2030

22 July 2015: Environment Victoria welcomes Federal Labor’s commitment to a renewable energy target of 50% by 2030 – a significant and necessary increase from the 14% of electricity currently supplied by renewable energy. more

Commonwealth governments this week failed communities suffering the burden of Australia’s air pollution

16 July 2015: Australia’s conservation councils have called on the state, territory and commonwealth environment ministers to get serious about Australia’s air quality after an expected agreement on new air pollution standards failed to materialize yesterday. more

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

26 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. more

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. more
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