By Rewiring America, May 2021
Decarbonizing the American economy through widespread electrification is imperative to address the climate crisis, and can drive enormous benefits:
- Up to 25 million good-paying jobs, in every community in the country
- Immediate savings on utility bills for nearly 103 million American households, over half of which are low-and-moderate-income
- Improved air quality, indoors and out, particularly important for children’s health
To get there, we need to electrify all 121 million households in the United States. That will require significant and coordinated policy support, starting with the federal government. That’s why Rewiring America has developed a comprehensive federal policy framework.