"If every Australian household that uses gas went all-electric today, we would
“save” more than 30 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the next
ten years. That’s because there are more than 5 million households on the gas
network, and the avoided emissions per home ranges from 5-25 tonnes over the
coming decade, depending on the location.
Most people would spend less money on energy too. Electric appliances use less
energy than gas appliances to do the same job, making them cheaper to run.
Our new report shows how much most households can save by switching from gas to
electricity for heating, hot water and cooking. The extra cash couldn’t come at
a better time: about a quarter of Australian households say they found it
difficult to pay their energy bills this year.
But many households face hurdles that stop them, or make it hard for them, to
go all-electric. Governments could make it easier for people and bring
emissions-reduction targets closer to reality."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics