MAKE A PLAN TO ELECTRIFY!
Perhaps the most high-impact personal climate action you can take is to begin electrifying the machines that you use every day. Climate experts agree that every path to preserving a livable future and restoring safe climate requires us to electrify everything we can as soon as we can. You can help!
Decide today that the next time one of the gas-powered machines in your life needs replacing, you will switch to an electric version.
One year after the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, we are seeing many signs of progress, and have a clearer picture of what what we need to do next. Rewiring America’s PACE OF PROGRESS report examines the state of clean energy and electrification today and how much we need to pick up the pace of electrifying. This report can help you get inspired and commit to your next step to electrify!
TAKE ACTION: Read Rewiring America’s #Pace of Progress report. One year in, how are we doing on electrifying our homes and cars, and installing solar panels on our roofs?PACE OF PROGRESS REPORT!
Cars, stoves, water heaters, air conditioners, washers and dryers, and even gas barbecues all have efficient, reliable, and increasingly affordable electric options. Provisions in the IRA are designed to make all these electric machines cheaper to purchase. You can decide today that the next time one of the gas-powered machines in your life needs replacing, you will switch to an electric version.
Electric motors are more efficient than fossil fuel-fed motors, and emit no pollutants when in use. Forty percent of U.S. electricity already comes from carbon-free sources, and this percentage is growing rapidly each year. Make a commitment to electrify something. From a single-burner induction cooktop to a heat pump water heater to an EV, each machine that goes electric helps speed the clean energy transition.
If you have more time, find your incentives with the Inflation Reduction Act Savings Calculator! Plug in your zip code, household size and income, and a few other details and this tool shows you all the money you can get from the Inflation Reduction Act to electrify, increase energy efficiency, and decarbonize.IRA SAVINGS CALCULATOR
Here are four additional resources to learn more about the Inflation Reduction Act and the vital role of electrification in climate action:
The Electric Explainer: Key programs programs in the Inflation Reduction Act and what they mean for Americans, Rewriting America Policy Hub
The Biggest Climate Bill of your Life – But What does it DO!? 22-minute video from Hank Green (it’s long but it’s the best and most entertaining explanation of the new climate bill I’ve seen!)
Most fossil fuel energy is wasted–New analysis shows how to fix this! Power Up for Climate Solutions blog, August 28, 2020
One Billion Machines that will Electrify America 12-minute video from Saul Griffith