Labor Vow To Increase Victoria's Renewable Energy To 50%

Election promise

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Half of Victoria's energy could come from renewable sources in 12 years if Labor is re-elected in this month's state election.

Energy Minister Lily D'Ambrosio says the Andrews government wants to increase the state's renewable energy target to 50 per cent by 2030.

The escalation would build on current targets to have 25 per cent of electricity generation come from renewable sources by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025.

"Labor's VRET has helped create a jobs boom and boosting it further will see even more jobs created across our state," Ms D'Ambrosio said.

Currently 732MW of new renewable energy capacity has been built in Victoria and more than 3000MW of renewable capacity is under construction or contracted to be built.

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