Rewiring Australia urges the NSW Government to progress household electrification to meet carbon emissions targets after the Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill passed state parliament today.
“We endorse the government’s decision to legislate emissions reduction targets and are pleased to see this bill attract cross-party support,” said Dan Cass, Executive Director of Rewiring Australia.
“To meet the targets it outlines, the government must urgently support households to electrify their heating, hot water and appliances and install solar and batteries.
“Research shows this is the fastest and cheapest way to decarbonise the economy and will also significantly bring down energy bills.”
The legislation will establish an independent Net Zero Commission to monitor, review, report and advise on progress towards reducing emissions.
“It is critically important that panel members have experience and knowledge of clean energy, investment, technology innovation and public policy,” Mr Cass said.
“The Commission must drive a new framework that empowers households and businesses and industry to generate, store, and share clean electricity.
“It must also report on NSW’s indirect - or ‘scope 3’ - emissions, especially those created from exporting fossil fuels. The world cannot avoid climate disaster if the coal and gas industry keeps expanding.”
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