Melbourne’s entire tram network is set to use solar energy by the end of 2018. (Image Source: Wikimedia)
The State Government plans to build a new solar energy plant in regional Victoria, with half the energy produced by the farms, expected to offset the amount of electricity needed to run 401 trams on Melbourne’s network.
Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio says the plan is a world first, with the Government committed to growing renewable energy. The Government says the project would create 300 new jobs.
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Queensland and New South Wales dairy farmers fear they could lose three million dollars from a pay dispute as a major milk processor tries to drop prices. (Source: Pixabay)
Parmalat, which produces Paul’s milk, are looking to drop the price they pay to farmers by at least one point five cents a litre.
Gympie farmer John Cochrane, who’s representing 193 other dairy farmers who are disputing with Parmalat, worries that if Parmalat drop their prices, other milk processors will follow suit.