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Building back greener - Victoria’s Household Energy Saving Package

11 December 2020, 10:33 GMT

Spending more time at home during the global pandemic has meant higher energy bills for many households. To reduce this burden, the Government of Victoria is investing $797 million to help residents cover the cost of their bills and make their homes more energy efficient.

This package will build a fairer and more affordable energy system, delivering programs that provide immediate energy savings to households and small businesses. It is also a key part of the state's transition to a clean energy future.

The investment includes $335 million to replace old wood, electric or gas-fired heaters with new energy-efficient systems that are safer, cheaper to run and better for the environment.

A further $112 million will be used to seal windows and doors and upgrade heating, cooling and hot water systems in 35,000 social housing properties – slashing bills and making homes more comfortable.

“This pandemic has been hard enough without worrying about whether you can pay the power bill. Not only will we help cover that cost – we'll help Victorians make their home more efficient and fight climate change."

Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Download the full case study, which was developed as part of the Under2 Coalition's work on green recovery, to find out more about Victoria's Household Energy Saving Package. 

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Date added: 11/12/20