Climate action in Victoria means powering Victoria with 100% renewable energy by 2030.
This is absolutely possible with the right investment in our energy system.
Better yet, building renewable energy and bringing energy back into public hands will create new jobs, industries and reduce power bills.
- Deliver 100% Renewable Energy by 2030 - by building $9 billion worth of publicly-owned large-scale renewable energy and supporting new private and community-owned renewable energy projects. Victoria’s coal power stations can be progressively phased out as new renewable energy capability comes on line.
- Build Big Batteries - to store and release power to guarantee a reliable supply of clean energy. Latrobe Valley can be developed as the battery test-bed for the world, supported by $300 million to build a battery 3 times the size of the Tesla battery in South Australia.
- Upgrade the Grid - to unlock a renewable energy boom in regional Victoria. Right now, 2300 megawatts of renewables projects across north and west Victoria are being held back because the grid hasn't been upgraded. That’s more than the power provided by Yallourn.
- Solar for Everyone - with household solar and battery grants, solar schemes for renters and apartments and publicly funded solar for schools and public housing.
- Grants to get-off gas - so industry and households can replace polluting and expensive gas with electricity produced from renewables. Gas, like coal, is a dangerous fossil fuel that we must keep in the ground. Plans for new gas drilling in the Otway basin and a gas import ship in pristine Westernport bay must be stopped.
- Support smart and energy efficient homes - with an expanded energy efficiency scheme and upgrades to public housing homes. Energy efficiency upgrades, like insulation and double glazed windows, remain the cheapest and easiest way to reduce demand for energy, while saving on bills.