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Push to turn off gas to help reach state’s climate goal – The Age

Gas appliances including heaters, hot water services and cooktops would be phased out under a proposed moratorium on new gas connections to households.



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Reverse-cycle air conditioners, heat pump electric hot water systems and induction cooktops would replace their gas equivalents under the proposed shift to electricity.
Tony Wood, energy program director at the Grattan Institute, said a moratorium on gas connections in other states made clear sense due to their relatively low usage.
The Grattan Institute says the role of gas will inevitably shrink in Australia because of high costs and the need to cut emissions.Credit:James Davies
However, Victoria…

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