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Andrews Government slow out of the blocks on environment in year one, more urgent action needed

A report into the environmental performance of the Andrews Government in their first year in office finds modest but slow progress in implementing election promises and developing a leadership agenda on the environment.


Coal project fails, highlighting need for Latrobe Valley transition plan

Wednesday 18 November 2015: The cancellation of a proposed new coal project in the Latrobe Valley needs to mark the first step towards proper economic diversification of the region. more

Environment Victoria response to second Emissions Reduction Fund auction results

Thursday 12 November 2015: The second auction for the Turnbull Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund has spent a further $557 million of public money with no guarantee of Australia’s emissions falling, said Environment Victoria. more

ACF and Environment Victoria to appear before Senate Select Committee on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

5 November 2015: Environment Victoria and the Australian Conservation Foundation will present this opening statement to the Senate Select Committee on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in Shepparton on Friday 6 November. more

Local groups win 2015 Community Environment Awards

22 October 2015: Last night Environment Victoria recognised the achievements of nine remarkable community groups and individuals from around the state for their outstanding contribution to our environment. more

Hazelwood owner withdraws from new coal projects

15 October 2015: Environment Victoria has welcomed today’s announcement from the French government that the part government owned energy company Engie (known as GDF Suez in Australia), owner of the Hazelwood power station, will cease investment in new coal projects worldwide. more

EPA should prosecute Hazelwood owners for mine fire breaches of Environment Protection Act

Sunday 11 October 2015: Legal advice obtained by Environment Victoria suggests the Hazelwood mine fire almost certainly breached the Environment Protection Act. more

Turnbull can reverse the unpopular attacks on environment and community groups

Monday 21 September 2015: Prime Minister Turnbull has an opportunity to reset the Coalition’s environment policies and relationships with the not-for-profit and charity sector by dropping the deeply unpopular attacks on environment and community groups more

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

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