Residents of Sydney are being persuaded that they need to alter their lifestyles for a bold new plan to decarbonize the most populous city in the country to be successful.
A proposal by the Committee for Sydney suggests that petrol and diesel-powered vehicles should be made illegal within the next five years and that there should be no new gas connections created anywhere in the city.
According to the proposal, all gas connections would be disconnected by the year 2035, and by the year 2030, no new gas appliances would be installed.
According to a prominent group of business executives and infrastructure experts, the state will fail to fulfil either of its targets for the year 2030 or 2050 unless further urgent action is taken.
In order to make the reductions that were promised, the committee stated that there needs to be twice as many electric cars on the road as the Steady Transition approach advises.
It is recommended that all commercial and government fleets be converted to electric vehicles by the year 2030.
According to the findings of the research conducted by an urban policy think tank, a family could save almost $1,250 per year in gasoline costs if they had the capacity to make the move.
Another $150 in year savings is possible when converting gas appliances to electric ones, and an additional $850 in annual savings is possible when installing a home battery.
According to Endeavour Energy’s CEO Guy Chalkley, the company’s network will support over 1.3 million electric vehicles by the year 2027, and over 2 million by the year 2040.