In March 2022, the Victorian government announced a major new offshore wind plan that will see the state build a massive 9 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2040. It's an absolute game changer that will transform the energy system.
On Thursday 10th March, Friends of the Earth and Victorian Trades Hall Council hosted a special event in conversation with Victoria Climate and Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio, who provided an online briefing about the major announcement.
Offshore wind is a critical new industry that will play a pivotal role in decarbonising the energy system to prevent worsening climate impacts.
The sector also represents an opportunity to create thousands of good jobs and lifelong careers for regional communities like Victoria’s Gippsland region.
Key Speakers at the webinar include:
- Minister Lily D'Ambrosio, Victorian Climate and Energy Minister
- Luke Hilakari, Secretary, Victorian Trades Hall Council
- Pat Simons, Yes2Renewables Coordinator, Friends of the Earth