PIAC – Turning Down The Gas

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.

There are good reasons for households to turn off the gas tap. Consumer groups have shown that a shift to electricity – described as ‘electrification’ – will reduce costs for individual consumers as well as help reduce emissions as the energy system goes renewable.

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) are an independent, non-profit organisation that works with people and communities who are marginalised and facing disadvantage. PIAC works to ensure all NSW households have access to affordable, sustainable and reliable energy and water. It is also focused on a fair transition to net zero and away from gas.

Alana West – PIAC Policy Officer for Energy and Water Consumers’ Advocacy Program joins 2SER Breakfast to explain why the gas we burn is such a hot topic.


Renew Australia is a national, not-for-profit organisation that inspires, enables and advocates for people to live sustainably in their homes and communities.

Climate Council is Australia’s own independent, evidence-based organisation on climate science, impacts and solutions.



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