Stop the forced use of fossil fuels

Most of us are trying to reduce our carbon footprint by making our homes as efficient as possible. 

So, imagine moving into a new housing estate and being told by the developers that you have no control over how to heat your home – you must use gas.  That’s exactly the scenario facing households in Mount Barker and other growth areas today.  Families are being told that becoming an efficient all-electric home is not an option.  They are legally obliged to connect to gas and to use it in their homes.

The Greens think this is unacceptable.

Not only is fossil fuel use worse for the climate, but it locks households into higher energy bills. 

We've reported six developers to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for “anti-competitive” conduct.  We've also introduced legislation into SA Parliament to outlaw this dodgy practice. You can watch this 2-minute video of my speech.

If you think households should be free to choose how to power their homes, sign this petition and spread the word.

Who's signing

Randal Love
Penelope Main
Sandra Caudal
Ebony Pierik
Elizabeth Story
Susan Adams
Tracey Davis
Elizabeth Finck
Pauline Eglinton
Paul Andrew
Mark Harris
Kimberly Jayne
Talina Vizard
Helena Mills
Helen Rochford
Harvey Martinez
David Smith
Jasper Lee
Robyn Anderson
Pat Sprague
Gilda Mashado
Ray North
Catherine Magraith
Jennifer Harness
Heather Mildred
Caroline Ashmeade
Cathy Sellars
Jenni McGlennon
Bruce Hockley

We residents of South Australia call on the Marshall Liberal Government to ban the mandatory use of gas in new housing developments. South Australian families should be free to choose how to power their homes.

2,000 signatures

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