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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

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 its Port Augusta generators, Environment Victoria said today. more

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. more

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’s coal mines are rehabilitated adequately. more

Federal government in the way of state renewable energy targets

14 May 2015: We are extremely encouraged that the state government wants to reintroduce a state renewable energy target in the absence of federal government leadership on the issue. more

Budget 2015: the multinational tax dodge Hockey missed

12 May 2015: Federal Budget 2015: Treasurer Joe Hockey's signature crackdown on multinationals shifting profits overseas fails to acknowledge multinationals avoiding tax in Australia through the diesel rebate. more

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. more
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