New report finds gas is uneconomic at home

A highly detailed report looking at a range of geographic locations, household types and 'gas vs electricity' price relativities finds bad news for gas utilities, with the fuel uneconomic versus efficient electric appliances in a wide range of scenarios.

A new study has found that it no longer makes economic sense for new houses or existing houses without a gas connection to bother with connecting to the gas pipeline network. It also found that even houses already connected to gas should steadily withdraw from using gas for space heating in favour of using reverse-cycle air conditioners.

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