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Switching from Gas to Electric
|We kick off the new year of BZE's monthly discussion group series with one of our favourite topics - Switching from Gas to Electric.
Craig Memery, Energy Specialist and Consumer Advocate at the Alternative Technology Association (ATA), will present findings of their new report, Are We Still Cooking with Gas? Many households in Australia would be better off switching from gas to efficient electric appliances - for both financial and enviromental reasons.
The report found that the combination of increasing gas prices and improving electric appliance efficiency is making electricity a cheaper option for many traditionally gas-fuelled energy needs – including space heating, water heating and cooking. Efficient electric appliances include heat pump hot water systems, induction cook tops and split system reverse cycle air-conditioners. The analysis is the first piece of detailed research that considers the impact of future gas price rises on residential households in Australia.
This bolsters BZE's Zero Carbon Australia philosophy as well as our new Energy Freedom program which promotes switching from gas to electric for all households and businesses.
Below is a video recording of this event or you can click here to view on the BZE YouTube channel
Click here to download the slide presentation (PDF)
Time: 6:30 - 8pm Monday 2 February 2014
Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton
Public transport: Stop 111 Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets on tram routes 1 & 8.
Entry to building is on south side of Elgin St up the ramp.
Entry:Gold coin donation
Thank you to the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Energy Institute, our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for supporting us in bringing you this event.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub next door to continue the discussion after 8pm.