Victoria Bans Gas Connections in New Homes in 2024
Victoria has become the first state in Australia to ban gas connections in new homes, a move that is expected to save households up to $1,000 on their annual energy bills and reduce emissions by 20 million tonnes over the next 20 years. The ban, which comes into effect in January 2024, is part of the state's plan to reach net zero emissions by 2045.
Starting from January, the Victorian government will ban gas connections in new homes, meaning that these homes will only be able to be powered by electricity
Environmental groups and energy experts welcomed the ban on gas connections in new homes.
"This is a bold and ambitious move that will help Victoria reach its net zero target," said Mark Wakeham, chief executive of Environment Victoria. "It's also a great opportunity to create jobs in the clean energy sector."
Neville Howse, chief executive of the Housing Industry Association, said that the ban would help to make new homes more attractive to buyers. "This is a positive development for the industry, " he said. "It will make new homes more energy efficient and sustainable."
Tony Wood, executive director of the Grattan Institute's energy program, said that the ban could have a ripple effect across the country. "If Victoria can show that it's possible to build new homes without gas, other states and territories are likely to follow suit, ".
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