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New Zealand Plumbers, Drainlayers & Gasfitters Association Inc

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Latest News / Climate change report: Gasfitters fear for their businesses while consumers rethink installations

4th February 2021 – STUFF

 

The Climate Change Commission's first report has been released, with a raft of targets proposed to cut emissions.

Homeowners are rethinking or cancelling gas installations following the proposed ban on new gas connections to homes and buildings from 2025.

Gasfitters and plumbers are in shock that a ban on new gas connections to homes and buildings could come so soon and are worried about their future livelihoods. Most gasfitters are also plumbers.

The ban is proposed in a draft report from the new Climate Change Commission to the Government, released this week.

The commission says the aim is to phase out the use of piped natural gas and LPG bottled gas over 30 years, starting with the ban on new connections from 2025.