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Victoria moves to become first state to enshrine renewable energy targets in law

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The Victorian renewable energy targets will rely on a reverse auction to encourage the construction of new wind and solar projects. Photograph: Pacific Hydro Limited

Government says law, which will include 40% renewables by 2025 and commitment to invest in new projects, will send a strong signal to investors

August 23, 2017 — The Victorian government has introduced legislation to enshrine its renewable energy targets in law and establish a reverse auction mechanism to build 650 megawatts worth of new projects. Continue reading Victoria moves to become first state to enshrine renewable energy targets in law

Victoria’s plans for hydrogen exports to Japan are ‘way of making brown coal look green’

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Latrobe’s Hazelwood power station will close on 31 March and the Victorian government is looking to create new jobs there. Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Getty Images

Proposed plant would would be run by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and produce liquid hydrogen for use in vehicles

January 12, 2017 — Victorian government plans to work with a Japanese company to produce hydrogen from brown coal in the Latrobe Valley are “a way of making brown coal look green”, according to one expert.  Continue reading Victoria’s plans for hydrogen exports to Japan are ‘way of making brown coal look green’

Melbourne records its hottest March night since records began

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The all-time record until Tuesday night was 26.9C, recorded on 18 March in 2008. Photograph: David Crosling/AAP
Temperatures hovered around 30°C for most of Tuesday night, after reaching a daytime peak of 38.9°C

March 9, 2016 — Melbourne sweltered through its hottest March night on record on Tuesday, hovering around 30°C after reaching a peak of 38.6°C in the city at 5pm.

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Two dead as firefighters battle huge Australia bushfire

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BLAZE. Firefighters battle a fire near Yarloop in Western Australia in this photo taken on January 7, 2016. Agence France-Presse photo /Australian Department of Fire and Emergency Services
Bushfires during Australia’s hot summer season have now claimed a total of 8 lives

PERTH, Australia (Jan. 10, 2016) — Two people have died and more than a hundred homes have been destroyed in a huge bushfire, Australian authorities said Sunday, January 10, as firefighters battled to tame the out-of-control blaze.

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