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Energy Upgrades Lead To Big Savings For Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is helping businesses reduce their energy costs through a range of programs that support long term sustainability and jobs growth.

The Victorian Government’s Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program is the largest energy efficiency certificate program in Australia. It gives businesses and households access to discounts on energy-efficient products and services, helping them cut their power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

For example, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio recently visited logistics company Metcash, which saved $300,000 on their annual energy bill after taking part in the VEU program.

Victorian Energy Upgrades was launched in 2009 and has helped more than 70,000 businesses and 1.7 million households undertake energy-saving initiatives.

Households and businesses that have accessed the program in 2017 will save more than $400 million off their energy bills.  In terms of emissions saved, this is the equivalent of taking 500,000 cars off the road.

The VEU program is one of many initiatives designed to help businesses save on their energy bills through energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Victorian businesses are encouraged to take advantage of the full range of Victorian Government programs designed to help businesses manage their energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Other programs to assist businesses reduce their energy costs and emissions include the Boosting Business Productivity program and Better Commercial Buildings grants program.

To find out more about Victorian Energy Upgrades and other efficiency programs available to businesses, visit: www.business.vic.gov.au.

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