- November 17
18 gift ideas. Zero emissions.
Trying to decide between saving the world, improving the daily lives of your friends, and checking things off your holiday shopping list? What if you didn't have to choose? There are so many opportunities to give thoughtful electric gifts that will improve people’s lives in a meaningful way.
- October 31
There’s nothing scarier than someone who wants to talk to you about heat pumps for four hours
My friends and family take Halloween very seriously. I take not taking Halloween seriously very seriously. That is, I hated Halloween, until I got a heat pump costume. For our ‘work’ here at Rewiring America, of course. It might seem silly, but a cardboard costume is one of the most effective ways of getting our message out. And I’m now the biggest fan of these suckers. Here’s why:
- October 25
The biggest holiday of the year
Today marks the celebration of National Heat Pump Water Heater Day, a day dedicated to honoring these highly efficient appliances that often go unnoticed until they break. Heat pump water heaters are lauded for their energy efficiency, versatility across climates, and environmental benefits, reducing CO2 emissions and offering long-term savings on energy bills. Team Rewiring America expresses their gratitude for these unsung heroes, emphasizing their ability to provide hot water consistently while promoting sustainability. They also highlight the availability of a 30% tax credit through the Inflation Reduction Act and offer informative resources for those wanting to learn more about these remarkable devices. Cheers to the Heat Pump Water Heater!
- October 12
Contest alert! Win a heat pump costume!
Get ready for some exciting news: the Inflation Reduction Act is now delivering a decade's worth of tax credits covering everything from heat pumps to electric vehicles! We provide a comprehensive breakdown of these incentives, emphasizing eligibility criteria, and we're closely tracking the rollout of upcoming rebate programs. Start your electrification journey today by exploring the available tax credits, and stay tuned for updates to make the most of these opportunities. Don't miss out on turning your energy-saving dreams into reality!
- September 5
Give yourself some (tax) credit!
Get excited, because the Inflation Reduction Act is already delivering a decade's worth of tax credits! From heat pumps to electric vehicles, it's time to make the most of these incentives. Our newsletter breaks down the available tax credits and emphasizes the importance of eligibility. While rebates are on the horizon, we're tracking their rollout closely, so you're in the know. Dive into the tax credits available now, start planning your electrification journey, and stay tuned for more updates.
- August 14
Before you do anything…
As your induction stove wows houseguests with its rapid water boiling, there is a behind-the-scenes hero making it all possible: your electrical panel! Your panel is like the drummer in your electrical appliance rock band, delivering just the right tempo of power to keep your appliances running their best. This week we are AMPED to talk about all things PRE-wiring.
- July 14
Electric homes are in demand!
Real estate agents are seeing increased demand for electric homes among buyers who believe these homes are not only more efficient and comfortable, but better long-term investments, commanding higher resale values. We recently chatted with a few of these electrifying Realtors.
- June 16
Are you Rewiring Ready?
Are you ready for your electric dream home? Our updated Go Electric guide, available now, makes it easy to get there. Planning to electrify your home is a practical thing that you really do need to start doing ASAP, so you don’t miss out on incentives and rebates to help you buy spiffy new electric machines when your old ones clunk out.
- June 2
Can I still like old cars? (Yes)
Saul explains it all this week as he answers questions from Adrik Mordan, a 12th grader at The White Mountain School in New Hampshire. In this edition of Ask Dr. Electrfiy, Saul answers Adrik's questions about their shared sentimentality towards gas-powered vehicles and how everyone needs to be involved in reducing our carbon emissions.
- May 13
Obviously good things
There are certain things that we should know to be true across partisan lines. Like puppies and rainbows, clean energy jobs and massive investments in our shared economic future should be easy agreements. But extremists in the House Republican caucus are intent on taking away these no-brainer wins, and voted last week to pass a bill that would torque the clean energy investments that have already resulted in 142,000 jobs and $242.81 billion in new investment.
- April 28
The best AC is actually a heat pump
We talk about heat pumps a lot. But despite all of that hot air, there’s a key thing about them that many people still don’t know: they’re actually air conditioners. And as hot weather season approaches and people consider buying an AC, it’s essential to know that a heat pump is also the best way to COOL your home.
- March 17
Democratizing electrification to electrify democracy
Rewiring CEO Ari Matusiak welcomes Stacey Abrams to the team as senior counsel. Why electrification is the most equity-centered climate strategy we have to live our best lives.
- February 17
100,000 jobs, 90B in investment, and a heat pump telling you he loves you
It’s the Inflation Reduction Act’s 6-month anniversary! New and renewed clean energy projects are popping up around the country. Meet Tonya Hicks - one of the people doing the work of electrification.
- November 8
A White House announcement, winter $ savings and how to be an electric enthusiast
As the White House announced last week, the work of our new electric coalition will see us reach more than 10 million households.
- September 13
The limitless possibility of our electric potential
We must electrify one billion machines across 121 million households in the coming years. It’s an ambitious goal, making this the decade of electrification. Here's how the Inflation Reduction Act will help us achieve it.
- August 5
The Inflation Reduction Act gets one step closer to law
We are closer than we have ever been to the most significant climate legislation in our nation’s history. Yesterday’s news that Senator Sinema would support the Inflation Reduction Act was welcomed by so many people who have worked towards the passage of this bill for so long.
- July 29
Let's Go! An Electric Explainer, and where we go from here!
In the spirit of no time to waste, we put together our analysis of some key programs in the Inflation Reduction Act. An Electric Explainer, if you will. The climate investments are broken up into over 100 programs. Here we detail eleven of our favorites.
- July 8
Electrification Won't Break The Grid, It Will Make It Smarter.
Panels in our homes are incredibly important to electrifying everything. If we do it the right way, we can upgrade the panels of households across the country, making our grid more efficient and resilient by treating the panel itself as a critical part of our grid infrastructure.
- July 1
The Sky Hasn't Fallen, But It Has Darkened. And What We Must Do About It.
The Court is behind the times because the effect of its ruling will be an energy tax on American families that undermines our energy security here at home. Families today are rightly concerned about the effects of inflation: nine out of ten Americans raise it as an issue they discuss at their kitchen tables.
- May 6
Exporting More Energy Than We Import ≠ Energy Independence!
You might think that being a net exporter of energy would make the U.S. “energy independent,” immune to the global changes in supply and demand of energy caused by geopolitical strife. You’d think we’d have enough energy to take care of our own domestic needs. But you would be wrong.
- April 15
Science Moms say ‘Electrify’ (Or No Cookies For You)
Moms make 80 percent of household financial decisions,” says Anne-Marie Kline, managing director of Science Moms. “They’re the ones we need to inform.” Currently, she says, awareness of electrification and its benefits – for the climate, for kids’ health, and for the pocketbook – is low.
- March 18
It’s The Opposite of Driving Off the Dealer’s Lot…
We’ve been pumping up heat pumps for a while now, and more so in the wake of Russia’s illegal and tragic invasion of Ukraine. We see the pump's power as a tool for crushing fossil fuel demand.
- February 18
Congressional Electrification Caucus to Senate: Let's Go!
On Wednesday, we took part in a press conference surrounded by the all-star team of the Congressional Electrification Caucus, including Senator Martin Heinrich, Senator Tina Smith, Representative Paul Tonko, Representative Kathy Castor, as well as Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston, and Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. We shared the stage to push for an acceleration of nationwide electrification.
- May 21
We Had a Very Big Week Here at Rewiring America!
We had a very big week here at Rewiring America, with events that are making us feel truly energized about our electrified future! We released a report with the CGC focused on delivering the benefits of household electrification to LMI families and partnered with Act Now.