Disadvantaged communities across the United States face unaffordable energy and housing costs, disproportionately higher energy burdens, exposure to poor indoor and outdoor air quality and the worst impacts of our changing climate. Each of these problems pose a danger to the livelihood of millions of households on their own. But they also exacerbate one another, creating a vicious cycle of vulnerability and risk.
Rewiring America is the leading electrification nonprofit, focused on electrifying everything in our communities.
Circuit Breaker: Electrification won’t break the grid, it will make it smarter.
To meet our climate goals, we’ll need to deliver two to three times as much electricity as today. Fortunately, we’ve scaled the grid faster than this before and can do it again. Smart grid technologies can allow more electricity to be delivered by the same infrastructure, reducing the amount of new grid build-out and increasing resilience. Smart electric panels can enable whole home electrification, including EVs and heat pumps, largely without upgrading upstream infrastructure like wires or transformers, cutting the cost and time required for electrification.
President Biden invokes the Defense Production Act to boost the clean technology we need for economy-wide electrification.
We applaud President Biden for his decisive action to advance American energy independence and climate leadership by invoking the Defense Production Act to boost the domestic manufacturing capacity for heat pumps, solar panels and building insulation.
Electrify for Peace Plan
The Electrify for Peace Policy Plan is a three-part market transformation plan that bolsters American manufacturing and labor capacity. It is a geopolitical and climate imperative that we embrace the politics of abundance and freedom that come with electrifying everything and powering our lives with renewable energy.
Electrification Caucus Co-Chairs and Members Call on FERC to Improve Grid Reliability and Lower Energy Costs
“We have technologies we can deploy today to reduce household energy bills, improve reliability, create jobs, and cut harmful carbon pollution. We urge you to take next steps as expeditiously as possible to upgrade and expand our electric grid to enable power sharing across regions and the connection of more affordable and abundant renewable energy to power our homes, businesses, and vehicles at lower costs.”
Circuit Breaker: Heat Pumps emit less than high efficiency gas appliances in nearly every household in America.
Heat pumps are the cleaner choice. Even under conservative DOE minimum efficiency standards and 100-year global warming potentials, 98% of U.S. households would cut their carbon emissions by installing a heat pump.
Electrification Caucus Co-Chairs Call On President Biden To Achieve True Energy Independence With Electrification And Clean Energy
Electrification Caucus Co-chairs: "We urge the Biden Administration to take action to ramp up American manufacturing and adoption of electric appliances like heat pumps and work with the Senate to steer transformative investments in clean energy across the finish line."
A New Rewiring America Report: How to Electrify a Mid-Size City
Rewiring America, Sierra Club DC, and Earth Justice share their electrification vision for the District of Columbia. We know that electrification is the right solution. This report, submitted to the DC Public Service Commission, where we welcome your comments and support, provides an electric blueprint for mid-sized municipalities.
Handbook: Electrify Everything in Your Home
We’ve been telling you why to do it. Now we’ve put together the best advice on how to do it. "Electrify Everything in Your Home" is a guide to replacing all of your fossil-fueled appliances with modern electric ones. A guide to comfy, healthy, carbon-free living. The e-book is free.
Fact Sheet: What’s at Stake
Forty-two percent of U.S. energy-related emissions come from our homes and the machines we use every day: the cars we drive, how we heat and cool our homes, how we heat our water, dry our clothes, and cook our meals. We stand no chance of staying inside of 1.5°C warming unless we electrify our lives.
Three Coalitions Have Launched
The Congressional Electrification Caucus and Rewiring America’s Mayors for Electrification and CEOs for Electrification represent the first time that public, private, national and local leaders are coming together to make electrification central to our climate strategy.