To: Victorian Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
RE: Victoria’s Renewable Gas Consultation Paper
The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) thanks the Victorian Government for the opportunity to comment on Victoria’s Renewable Gas Consultation Paper.
IEEFA has recently published an analysis on this topic, in our report ‘Renewable gas’ campaigns leave Victorian gas distribution networks and consumers at risk.
In IEEFA’s view, it is critical that any policy involving hydrogen and biomethane is targeted towards delivering the lowest-cost pathway for all energy users, recognising the unique technical and economic characteristics of each potential solution. Different solutions are likely needed for different end uses.
The first section of our response outlines several general comments and concerns, and the second section responds directly to several of the consultation questions.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss these responses further.
Jay Gordon – Research Analyst, Australian Electricity – IEEFA