SA aims for zero emissions with LPG by 2045
WITH over 511,000 NSW homes relying on LPG for in-home cooking, hot water and heating (some 2 million nationally), new research demonstrates eight distinct, commercially viable pathways for Australia’s LPG sector to achieve not only net zero emissions, but actual zero, by 2045. “LPG supply in NSW will begin the transition to 100% renewable and net zero emission from 2025,” Gas Energy Australia CEO Brett Heffernan explained. “It starts with three biodiesel/Sustainable Aviation Fuel plants slated for opening from 2025 in WA and Queensland. “These projects alone will generate 3.5PJ (or almost 135 million litres) of 100% renewable LPG as a by-product, thereby replacing 11% of current LPG demand in Australia to begin the transition to replacing all conventional LPG by 2045. “The huge benefit of renewable LPG is it’s a simple ‘drop in’ replacement for conventional LPG. That means no extra costs to taxpayers, homeowners, businesses or community groups using LPG. Existing cylinders, pipes and appliances require no changes. “It’s also a game-changer that negates the exorbitant costs of switching to increasingly unreliable, expensive and less effective electrical appliances. With the Australian Energy Market Operator belling the cat on looming electricity shortfalls and potential major blackouts, renewable LPG should be seen as complementing government policy with zero emitting energy that relieves pressure on the electricity grid, saves on switching costs and is 100% reliable.