As you may be aware, the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) released the Gas Substitution Roadmap in July 2022. As part of the Roadmap, the Victorian Government committed to undertaking a robust analysis of cost-recovery options to drive the uptake of renewable gas and to consider establishing a renewable gas scheme and targets.
In line with this commitment, DEECA has released Victoria’s Renewable Gas Consultation Paper. The purpose of this paper is to seek views on the potential design of a policy or policies that will best support the efficient and effective deployment of renewable gas in Victoria. Feedback can be submitted through the link below until 6 October 2023.
Scope of paper
The consultation paper focuses primarily on the future use of renewable gas for hard-to-abate users in the industrial sector. The paper is limited to gases produced from renewable sources (i.e. biogas/biomethane and renewable hydrogen).
Feedback received will influence potential Victorian renewable gas policy, including the design of such a policy. Aspects of the policy that participants have influence over include:
- whether market-based policy is needed
- what type of policy mechanism may be most appropriate
- how the costs of any policy would be recovered
- the target design
- project eligibility
- whether there should be a hydrogen sub-target.
We encourage stakeholders to make a written submission on any or all of the matters raised in the paper.
- Submissions will be published online (unless requested otherwise) and will be used to inform the development of future updates to the Gas Substitution Roadmap.
- Feedback can be submitted through Engage Victoria’s public consultation portal by 6 October 2023.
- DEECA intends to hold an online public form to provide an overview of the paper and answer questions that stakeholders may have. We will be in touch regarding the date and details for this forum.
For further questions, please email [email protected]
And thank you for engaging in what is a very important area of energy policy for Victoria.