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Victoria to miss Federal Funding for Solar


Source: The Age 25 October 2015

A stoush has emerged between the Andrews and Turnbull governments over renewable energy funding, with Victoria claiming solar projects in its state are likely to miss out on $100 million in grants in favour of sunnier places such as NSW and Queensland.

Victorian Energy Minister Lily D'Ambrosio has written to the national renewables agency and Environment Minister Greg Hunt raising her concerns that Victoria might miss out.

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency – also known as ARENA – has set up the $100 million program with the aim of driving down the costs of large-scale solar projects.

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