What's the problem with gas?

What's the problem with gas?

Gas is no longer the cheapest option for heating your home. Changes in the gas market mean that most of our gas resources are now exported overseas, making it much more expensive for us to buy for use in residential homes. 

Such savings were also found in a recent report by Renew, which explored the economic benefits of switching a whole range of gas appliances to electricity including hot water, heating and cooling and cooking. The extent of the savings depended on the number of gas appliances in your home and your location across the country. 

Environmental Benefits - Gas also used to be seen as a cleaner source of energy (compared to burning coal). But, with diminishing gas supplies it is now increasingly extracted from coal seams and shale layers. Hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ is a method used to extract hard to access fossil fuels. This gas extraction method can have significant environmental and agricultural impacts. 

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