Tim Forcey

Tim Forcey, Energy Advisor, Melbourne Energy Institute, University of Melbourne talks about how the export boom is shaking up Australia’s gas market. He also explains "economic fuel switching" where a modern reverse-cycle air conditioner - also known as an air-source heat pump - can be far cheaper than heating your house by burning gas. Heat pumps can work both ways: cooling and heating when required.

Tim has 35 years of industrial experience (electricity, oil and gas, petrochemicals) with focus on energy production, transmission and consumption. Former employers include Exxon Mobil, BHP Billiton, Jemena, and the Australian Energy Market Operator. Tim also works part-time as a home energy consultant with the Moreland Energy Foundation - Positive Charge.

Further reading:

The Conversation: Hot summer nights, and cold winter evenings: how to be comfortable and save money all year long

The Conversation: Heading north: how the export boom is shaking up Australia’s gas market