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Senate inquiry on residential electrification

September 28, 2023
Jay Gordon
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Key Findings

Gas-consuming households are more exposed to energy price inflation than all-electric homes

‘Renewable gas’ campaigns counteract electrification efforts, and pose risks to consumers

The upfront cost of electrification is a barrier for many households

To: Senate Standing Committee on Economics

Re: Senate inquiry on residential electrification

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) is grateful for the opportunity to be consulted on the upcoming Senate inquiry into residential electrification.

The following submission outlines our response to this inquiry, which addresses terms of reference (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (i), (j) and (k).

IEEFA is currently conducting research and analysis into issues impacting residential electrification in Australia. We welcome the opportunity to discuss any of the matters raised in this submission, or in our past and upcoming research.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information.

Kind regards,

Jay Gordon – Research analyst, Australian electricity, IEEFA

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Jay Gordon

Jay Gordon is an Energy Finance Analyst at IEEFA, focusing on the Australian electricity sector. He brings experience in modeling Australia’s energy system transition, including investigating the role of the electricity sector in helping the broader economy transition towards a net-zero future.

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