Here’s what we know:
- There is no suggestion that gas will be switched off from existing connections to homes. The recently announced ban applies only to new homes requiring a planning permit from 1st Jan 2024.
- The electricity network in Victoria is not ready for full electrification. Currently half of the energy supplied to homes in Victoria is gas and the electricity grid cannot cope with double the current demand any time soon.
- Gas is cleaner than the current alternatives given that Victoria’s electricity generation is currently dominated by brown coal.
We believe that gas is here to stay for some time yet, and you can rest assured that your gas central heating unit, gas log fire, continuous flow hot water or gas hot water cylinder will keep you comfortable for many years. Click here for more on the future of gas.