Natural Gas Phase-Out – Council
PECAN recommends that Council phases out natural gas and upgrades properties to switch from natural gas to electrical heating/cooking, including:
- Upgrading existing Council buildings from gas to 100% electricity by 2024.
- Ensuring new Council buildings are gas free.
Natural Gas Phase Out – Residential, Commercial, and Industrial
PECAN recommends that Council supports the phase out of natural gas and retrofitting residential, commercial and industrial properties to switch from natural gas to electrical heating/cooking, including:
- All new buildings and planning applications to prohibit gas connections by 2022. This requires amendments to the planning scheme, to be advocated through the CASBE process.
- Advocating for community members to take up State Government funding offers for solar hot water, etc and other gas-free technologies.