The Australian Government has committed to reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050 and we need to make big cuts by 2030. It’s clear that in order to achieve this, we have to move away from our dependence on fossil fuels
This means doing something about the gas used in homes. The Victorian Government recently banned gas connections for new homes, starting from next year. The NSW Government hasn’t made a similar move yet but many developers and councils are already deciding not to connect new homes to gas.
Alana West, PIAC Policy Officer for the Energy and Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program, joined 2SER Breakfast to explain why the gas we burn is such a hot topic.