As part of a new national survey, nonprofit Rewiring America and think tank Data for Progress find that voters across the political spectrum significantly underestimate the impact of their household decisions on carbon emissions, but are widely concerned about their household energy costs and overwhelmingly back federal measures to make zero-emission electric appliances more affordable for consumers.
As Congress considers historic investments in our nation’s infrastructure, household electrification emerges as one of the most impactful — and popular — policy proposals.
Alexander C. Kaufman
“Few U.S. voters realize the gas and oil used to power their homes and appliances spew huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. But vast majorities of voters across party lines want the federal government to help them buy and install electric stoves, heaters and other appliances that would reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and eliminate emissions.”
- Rewiring America
July 20, 2021
"'These findings show the political opportunity and consumer appeal of a policy which is crucial to achieving zero emissions by 2050,’ said Ari Matusiak, the CEO of Rewiring America, a nonprofit working to electrify everything. ‘If we do this right, a zero-emission home will not be an ideological decision, where there are red-state furnaces and blue-state furnaces.'"