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MEDIA ALERT: Friends of the Earth Melbourne’s No More Gas campaign to hand over Saving Rental Energy report to Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio

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What: Friends of the Earth Melbourne’s No More Gas campaign to hand over Saving Rental Energy report to Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio

When: 10am Tuesday 11 June

Where: Parliament House steps, Spring Street East Melbourne

To coincide with the launch of the Regulatory Impact Statement consultation on new minimum standards for rental properties and rooming houses[1], No More Gas campaigner Freja Leonard will hand over a hard copy of her new report Saving Rental Energy to the Victorian Energy Minister, Ms Lily D’Ambrosio.

The report is a snapshot of the current state of rentals through an energy justice lens, discussing the implications of rental standards that have for too long resulted in the one third of households that are rentals statewide being hopelessly inefficient and expensive to run.

The report offers policy advice to both the state and federal governments to improve energy efficiency standards for rental properties. It argues that to do so will have benefits for the climate, energy demands including forecast gas shortfalls during winter peak periods and for the health and economic well-being of tenants. Ensuring that homes are comfortable and affordable to run will also have flow on benefits for state budgets by reducing demand for hardship supports and public health services and the Victorian economy; allowing tenants more disposable income to spend on things other than foreign owned energy services.

Download an electronic copy of the report at https://www.melbournefoe.org.au/saving_rental_energy




Key Facts:

Victorian rentals make up a third of the housing stock statewide.

Currently they must only comply with a two star energy rating, compared with 6-7 stars for new builds.

Renters are usually lower income householders with no control over the efficiency of their home and who are most likely to struggle to afford energy bills.


About us:

Friends of the Earth Melbourne has a proud fifty year history of campaigning for social and environmental justice issues.

The No More Gas campaign focuses on energy justice which has both social and environmental implications. We aim to accelerate the Victorian energy economy towards a post-gas future, powered by 100% renewables through an orderly, equitable and rapid process of gas retirement.


Contact details:

Freja Leonard - 0400 611 896

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