Keep off the gas – why and how

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Keep off the gas – why and how

23 Jun 2022 @ 19:30 - 21:00 AEST

HV Public Presentation (hybrid meeting)

Balwyn Library Meeting Room, 336 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103

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Freja Leonard, of Friends of the Earth Melbourne and Lock the Gate Alliance, has more than 15 years experience working in climate and energy policy, both within Parliamentary offices as well as in the not-for-profit sector. Over the past two years she has coordinated with local governments in Victoria and NSW to take practical steps to decarbonise gas at a municipal level.

Since the Morrison Government first promoted their plans to deliver a gas-fired recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago, the issue of gas has been in the headlines and a point of public discussion. The International Energy Agency reported last year that if we hope to avoid climate catastrophe we cannot afford to open up a single new gas project. And yet governments tell us that there is still a critical role for gas in our energy future. How do we as concerned citizens cut through the noise and establish the facts on gas, both for domestic use and export? Where do we go to find credible information to make up our own minds?

  • Is gas better than coal for the climate? Do we need gas as a transition fuel to a cleaner energy future? Are alternative gases like hydrogen and biogas a better solution for our future?
  • Do I really have to do away with my gas stove and BBQ? How can I embrace clean energy technology affordably without sacrificing comfort?
  • What about jobs in gas industries?
  • What are the risks of shifting from gas to renewables?

Freja will address these and other questions about the future of energy and the climate in Australia, as well as drill down into what the experts say both at home and on the international stage. Learn what alternatives and incentives exist to help you embrace a clean and cost-efficient energy future.

You are invited to send your own questions to by Tuesday 21 June.


23 Jun 2022
19:30 - 21:00 AEST
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Balwyn Library Meeting Room
336 Whitehorse Road
Balwyn, Victoria 3103 Australia
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