Successes | 29th Jul, 2023

New Victorian homes and businesses to be gas free from 2024

In July 2023, the Victorian Government announced that new gas connections will end in Victorian homes and government buildings from 1 January 2024.

This is an outcome Environment Victoria had been advocating for over many years – and one that is particularly significant because Victoria is Australia’s biggest user of household gas, and our analysis shows that gas could become responsible for a huge 45% of the state’s emissions by 2035. By ending new methane gas connections, the state government showed that the polluting gas industry has no future in Victoria. Just prior to this announcement, Environment Victoria commissioned new research from Renew showing how quitting gas could save consumers 75% on their energy bills.

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