VICTORIA

Progress to 100% renewable energy in Victoria

Progress to 100% renewable energy in Victoria

The present government in Victoria has announced that the targets for renewable energy (meaning renewable electricity) are 25% by 2020 and 40% by 2025. In addition to this, there has been a target announced that Victoria will be GHG emission neutral by...

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Aker Flowerbulbs' solar scheme providing substantial savings

Aker Flowerbulbs' solar scheme providing substantial savings

Aker Flowerbulbs, a bulb farm located at Silvan in Victoria's Dandenong Ranges, is substantially reducing the amount spent on energy for their operations through the use of their solar system and off-peak grid power.

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Achieving sustainability across all aspects of the institution: University of Melbourne

Achieving sustainability across all aspects of the institution: University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is currently undertaking an ambitious four-year strategy to position them as a sector-leader in sustainability across all aspects of the institution with plans set out in their newly released, institution-wide Sustainability...

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Joint procurement approved; councils save $200,000

Joint procurement approved; councils save $200,000

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has approved Victoria's North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group's (NEWRRG) application to jointly procure, which the group said would save the region an estimated $200,000.

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Arcadis appoints urban development expert as inaugural Melbourne city executive

Arcadis appoints urban development expert as inaugural Melbourne city executive

Arcadis Australia Pacific has announced the appointment of urban development expert Pru Anderson in the newly created role of Melbourne City executive to support the company's strong continued growth in the Victorian capital.

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Council officers participate in illegal dumping enforcement training

Council officers participate in illegal dumping enforcement training

Council enforcement officers across Victoria have participated in training this week to help them tackle littering and illegal dumping in their municipalities and regions.

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$2M offered to support WtE

$2M offered to support WtE

The Victorian government has launched a $2 million program to support the development of waste to energy technologies, including anaerobic digestion and thermal treatment of waste.

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Waste transporters under scrutiny

Waste transporters under scrutiny

EPA Victoria and VicRoads have commenced joint operations across the state, targeting waste transporters to ensure their vehicles are roadworthy and comply with waste transport laws.

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SEW turns to solar for Frankston head office's energy needs

SEW turns to solar for Frankston head office's energy needs

South East Water's (SEW) head office in Frankston is anticipated to meet more than 10% of its energy needs with solar energy with the installation of a new 99kW rooftop solar panel, which takes up most of the available space on the roof of the building....

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A fine month

A fine month

Two companies and a council on the eastern seaboard are feeling the pinch from fines issued by the Victorian and NSW EPAs.

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