Transitioning from gas to electric

Transitioning away from natural gas (a fossil fuel) and towards clean, green electricity

Once the ACT achieves our 100% renewable electricity target by 2020, natural gas will be responsible for over 20% of the ACT's emissions after 2020.

The Government's Climate Change Strategy is about sending a long term signal and having a plan to get to net zero emissions over the next twenty-five years.

What this means for me

This plan asks Canberrans to think about their future energy choices - so in years to come, next time your heating, cooktop or hot water unit needs replacing, why not think about selecting an efficient electric unit?

Not only will it be powered by 100% renewable electricity, it will also save you money. And it can make your home more liveable and healthy.

Not only will residents save money by avoiding connection charges, modern electric appliances are more efficient than gas and will have lower running costs over time.

We're also looking at how we build future communities – if all household energy services can be supplied by renewable electricity, is there a compelling case to keep installing gas pipes?

This is a long-term strategy and a long-term transition – as the ACT looks towards our legislated target of zero net emissions by 2045.

Where can I find out more?

To look at ways to make your home more energy efficient, and to consider ways that you can make the transition from gas to electric, visit the Actsmart website or call 13 22 81.