It’s a gas: how ditching gas this winter can cut heating bills by 75%

Victoria uses significantly more gas than any other state in Australia, and most of that is for the 2 million Victorian households and businesses hooked up to the gas network.

As winter bites and with gas bills skyrocketing, there has never been a better time for Victorians to switch to efficient, electric appliances in our homes. New research from Renew and Environment Victoria shows by switching from gas to efficient electric heating, Victorians can save up to 75% on their heating bills over winter.

Renew’s analysis is based on the amount of energy needed to heat a living space of 50m2 in a typical rental home in various Victorian locations throughout winter (June, July and August). It focuses on Frankston, Moorabbin, the Latrobe Valley, Ballarat, Geelong and Bendigo.

This report outlines the massive economic and environmental benefits of rapidly shifting Victorian households away from our historical addiction to gas – it is now up to the Andrews government to get on with the job.

Read the full report here and at the Environment Victoria website.