Making the choice - Electricity or Gas?
There are significant differences in the costs of cooking with gas or electricity. Electricity simply costs more than gas.
If you use an average size electric oven and cooktop (small plate only) for about 1 ½ hours per day for a year, an electric cooker will cost $416 to run based on an electricity cost of 0.25c per kWh.
Using a gas cooker in the same way will cost only $153 based on a natural gas cost of 2.5c per Mj. That represents an annual saving of $263.considering the alternatives:
LPG costs vary according to region. Consumption rates are usually lower than natural gas but the cost per MJ is usually higher.
Environmental impact In Australia, the majority of electricity is generated through the burning of coal. The Greenhouse emissions from electricity generated by burning coal are high. In comparison, using natural gas reduces greenhouse emissions by two thirds.
Gas leaves a much smaller environmental footprint.
There is a lot of information available through websites such as www.mygreenaustralia.com on the comparative greenhouse emissions between gas and electricity.