Renewable Energy Advocate

Victoria now has a Renewable Energy Advocate. Simon Corbell was appointed to the position late last year.

Mr Corbell was previously Minister for the Environment and Climate Change in the ACT. Among other achievements, he was responsible for the delivery of large scale solar and wind farms. He also brought in the ACT government’s target of 100% renewable electricity by 2020.

As Renewable Energy Advocate his responsibilities include:
  • heading Victoria’s key advisory body on renewable energy development
  • leading efforts to attract further investment in renewable energy
  • assisting in the implementation of the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) scheme
  • providing independent advice to the Government

On his appointment Simon Corbell said, “As the independent Renewable Energy Advocate I’ll be working with government, community and industry to make sure we deliver jobs, investment and affordable, secure energy for Victoria.”

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