"A decent proportion of Victoria’s greenhouse gas emissions come not from power
or cars but from gas burned in homes, for cooking, water heating and space
heating. And a new report from The Age’s Tom Cowie and Nick O’Malley shows that
a total moratorium on gas connections to new Victorian homes could play a major
role in cutting the state’s emissions by 45% to 50% by 2030. They report that
the City of Yarra is the first council in Victoria to set a target of
converting all buildings from fossil fuels to electricity by 2030, and are
asking for state government support for a local ban on new gas connections."
We only use gas for our hot water, and the heater is pretty old. When we
replace it we intend to switch to a solar electric system and get the gas feed
to our property disconnected and capped off. We currently pay much more per
month for the connection than we do for the actual amount used!
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics