Electrify Everything – Rewire America 2022

Every household in America now has an electric bank account to help them swap dirty machines for clean ones, according to Rewiring America, which says:

In Electrify My Government, we offer up nine actions the government can take to reduce emissions in extremely high-impact ways, from electrifying all federal buildings and vehicle fleets to packaging every federally guaranteed mortgage with an electric loan. Just yesterday, we learned that the U.S. Postal Service will purchase zero-emissions delivery trucks almost exclusively by 2026. We applaud this work and hope to see more of it in the coming weeks and months.

At last week’s first-ever White House Electrification Summit, our co-founder Alex Laskey talked of the scope and scale of this, our epic electrification effort. “The federal government can do more, as they’ve already announced in their whole-of-government plan. We have government-owned housing. We have weatherization programs. These need to become electrification programs.”  

We made nine beautiful posters to illustrate key findings in the Electrify My Government report. Download them here.

We are the Inflation Reduction ACTivators. We got electrification on the federal policy agenda, building and working in coalition to add heat pump and breaker box tax credits (25C), electrification rebates (HEEHRA), and low-cost financing (GHGRF and LPO) to the IRA. The biggest climate investment in history with $100 billion for electrification, NBD. 

We pulled people and pumps into our network like a super magnet, including: 50+ meetings with companies, 140 CEOs, 102 local elected members, 211 volunteers, 52 Electrification Caucus members, two pilot chapters, and a dozen heat pump costumes.

We built a calculator! And hundreds of thousands of people used it. 380,000 and counting, to be sort of exact.

We thrilled theater-going audiences with powerful (heat)pump performances. And we made other video content, too! Like this induction stove piece, which explains just how quietly unsweaty induction cooking is. We talked about the benefits of electrification to anyone who would listen. This year, that was upwards of 80 publications.

We launched all the electric things. Like Rewiring Schools (call your schoolboard today!) and our first Electric Education campaign cohort, including Airbnb, Redfin, Lyft, Duquesne Light Company, Mosaic, Arcadia, and Propel.

We powered our panel. We welcomed new people (approximately 30 of them!), built processes, and started laying the electric tracks.

We invited all the electric enthusiasts to our world, including you. We launched our first chapters, spoke to hundreds of volunteers, and made tools to help our ever-enthusiastic electric-friends electrify everything. Because this movement must be ground up, not just top down. And it will take thousands, maybe millions of people, talking to their friends and neighbors about heat pumps, to electrify at the clip we need.

For regular updates on what we and others are doing to electrify everything, why we’re doing it, and how you can help.

ACTION 1: Electrify federal buildings and fleets (7 MMT of US GHG pollution in 2030)

ACTION 2: Incorporate home electrification into retrofit programs (3 MMT of US GHG in 2030)

ACTION 3: Electrify public and assisted housing units (6 MMT)

ACTION 4: Fund only all electric new construction and disaster relief, to reduce 14 MMT of US GHG in 2030.

ACTION 5: Package every US backed mortgage with a loan for electrification, to get to 72 MMT reduced in 2030.
ACTION 6: Electrify federally-funded schools & businesses
ACTION 7: Implement aggressive standards for appliances, buildings & vehicles
ACTION 8: Encourage electrification through supply chain & reporting requirements
ACTION 9: Grow and train the electric workforceRead the full report
These efforts will allow the U.S. to cut an additional 333 million metric tons of carbon pollution by 2030. Share our posters to amplify these nine key recommendations.

Download the posters


For regular updates on what we and others are doing to electrify everything, why we’re doing it, and how you can help.