The Victorian government is seeking community and industry input to help inform Victoria’s gas substitution roadmap and assist the gas sector to reach net zero emissions.
The roadmap will detail the transition pathways and identify policy mechanisms to achieve Victoria’s emissions reduction targets through reduced fugitive emissions, more efficient use of gas, electrification and increased use of alternative gases such as hydrogen and biogas.
The Victorian government says it is committed to transitioning to fully sustainable sources of energy while maintaining energy affordability, security, reliability and safety, and creating clean energy jobs and new skills.
A consultation paper has been prepared for stakeholders to review. it discusses potential transition pathways to achieve net zero emissions in the gas sector in Victoria and the key issues that must be considered during the transition.
To read the consultation paper and provide feedback, click here.
Submissions close on July 30.
An online public forum will also be held on July 13 for community to learn more about the gas substitution roadmap.
The project team will give an overview of how the roadmap is being developed, and an expert panel will discuss potential ways to reduce emissions from natural gas. The session will include time for Q&A.
To register for the forum, click here.