MPA NSW Criticises Lack of Due Diligence from Sydney Councils in Using Renewable Gas

The Master Plumbers Association (MPA) of NSW says that it’s deeply concerned about the lack of research and due diligence of several Sydney councils into biomethane, a 100 percent renewable gas, being produced at Jemena’s Malabar facility.



The Association is questioning why the Sydney City, Randwick and Waverley Councils aren’t embracing this green energy source instead of pursuing a coal-fired powered electrification path for all new builds.

MPA chief executive, Nathaniel Smith adds: “The decision to prioritise electrification over renewable gas utilisation carries significant consequences for the residents of NSW.

“These councils risk overburdening the already strained NSW electrical grid by focusing solely on electrification. This threatens to increase electricity prices and forces the grid to rely more on coal for power generation rather than harnessing biomethane’s cleaner, renewable potential.”

MPA NSW commends NSW Premier Chris Minns and the State Government for taking a stand against these councils for their decision.

“It’s essential to prioritise the well-being of the community and the environment over ideologically driven decisions that could ultimately impact people’s lives,” Nathaniel says.

“The evidence is clear: renewable gas, such as biomethane, is a viable and sustainable energy source that should be harnessed for the benefit of all NSW residents. By promoting the use of renewable gas, we can reduce the strain on the electrical grid, mitigate rising electricity costs and significantly decrease our reliance on coal power.”

Image courtesy of Doris Morgan on Unsplash.

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