Keppel Prince

Highlights - Victoria Sets Course for Jobs and Growth in Renewables

The Andrews Labor Government is rebuilding Victoria's reputation as the nation's leader for renewable energy, today unveiling its Renewable Energy Roadmap.

Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Energy Lily D'Ambrosio at Keppel Prince in Portland to announce the Government's plan to attract Victoria's share of renewable energy investment and jobs in Australia by 2020.

The Labor Government also launched an initiative to source renewable energy certificates from new projects in Victoria, bringing forward around $200 million of new investment in renewables.

It is expected that around 1,000 direct and indirect jobs will be created during the construction of the new projects in Victoria. It has been developed in partnership with key energy sector stakeholders, including industry, consumer groups and environment groups.

The Roadmap identifies the following four priority areas:

- Establishing a renewable energy target of no less than 20 per cent by 2020

- Using the Government's electricity purchasing power to support the creating of hundreds of renewable energy jobs

- Ending unfair discrimination and improving access to the grid for solar customers

- Supporting clean energy jobs through the $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund

Public consultation on the Roadmap will feed into the development of the Victorian Renewable Energy Action Plan, which will set long-term actions to drive renewable energy investment in our state.

The Roadmap can be accessed online at http://www.energyand resources.vic.gov.au/energy

 

 

Media Release from the Victoria State Government. Dated: 21st August, 2015