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Electricity price increases

May 28, 2022, ABC Weekend Breakfast.

"We now produce the cheapest electricity in the world in terms of our rooftop solar on our homes and our businesses. That produces electricity at ~5c a kWh."

"We now produce the cheapest electricity in the world in terms of our rooftop solar on our homes and our businesses. That produces electricity at ~5c a kWh."

All Electric Homes Will Save Thousands Each Year for Outer Metro Households

May 17, 2022, Sourceable.

“If we fully exploit our natural advantage with solar energy by electrifying everything, we will create thousands of jobs for tradies and ensure more money is spent in local shops. The air will be cleaner and people will be healthier."

“If we fully exploit our natural advantage with solar energy by electrifying everything, we will create thousands of jobs for tradies and ensure more money is spent in local shops. The air will be cleaner and people will be healthier."

Living costs in outer suburbs would be slashed under plan to ‘electrify everything’, analysis finds

May 13, 2022, The Guardian.

A report by Dr Saul Griffith, the founder of Rewiring Australia and a former adviser to the US government on energy policy, last year suggested a $12bn investment in household electrification over five years could eliminate a third of Australia’s emissions while saving households $40bn a year by 2028.

A report by Dr Saul Griffith, the founder of Rewiring Australia and a former adviser to the US government on energy policy, last year suggested a $12bn investment in household electrification over five years could eliminate a third of Australia’s emissions while saving households $40bn a year by 2028.

Rewiring Brisbane - Residents in one of Australia’s biggest cities are being told how they can slash their power bills by at least $4700 a year.

May 09, 2022, News.com.au.

The campaign, driven by an “optimistic group of nonpartisan Australians”, ultimately aims to prove that it is possible to address climate change and cost-of-living concerns at the same time.

The campaign, driven by an “optimistic group of nonpartisan Australians”, ultimately aims to prove that it is possible to address climate change and cost-of-living concerns at the same time.

Solar-backed electrification of city tipped to save $3.9 billion

May 09, 2022, PV Magazine.

A plan to “rewire” one of Australia’s largest cities by electrifying the region’s homes and vehicles and powering them with solar energy would save the average household almost $5,000 a year, generate more than 24,000 jobs and provide an overall annual economic benefit of approximately $3.9 billion.

A plan to “rewire” one of Australia’s largest cities by electrifying the region’s homes and vehicles and powering them with solar energy would save the average household almost $5,000 a year, generate more than 24,000 jobs and provide an overall annual economic benefit of approximately $3.9 billion.

Federal electorate modelling demonstrates the benefits of Electrification

May 04, 2022, Rewiring Australia.

Rewiring Australia has developed federal electorate level modelling that outlines how households and communities can financially benefit from solar-backed electrification, along with the employment benefits of rewiring buildings. This is an open source resource available to all campaigns, candidates and interested parties, to better inform discussion of Australia’s decarbonisation effort. For further details and requests please email Kate@rewiringaustralia.org.au

Rewiring Australia has developed federal electorate level modelling that outlines how households and communities can financially benefit from solar-backed electrification, along with the employment benefits of rewiring buildings. This is an open source resource available to all campaigns, candidates and interested parties, to better inform discussion of Australia’s decarbonisation effort. For further details and requests please email Kate@rewiringaustralia.org.au

Interview - The Big Switch: Saul Griffith says the answer is electric

Feb 17, 2022, The Fifth Estate.

“This is our way to atone for 20 years of f*cking up the IPCC [International Panel on Climate Change] process. We can demonstrate how we can improve our lives and bring forward climate action by 10 years.

“This is our way to atone for 20 years of f*cking up the IPCC [International Panel on Climate Change] process. We can demonstrate how we can improve our lives and bring forward climate action by 10 years.

The future of homes is electric

Feb 14, 2022, The Monthly.

I hope this feels astonishing to you; it certainly does to me. When we compare the final energy use of a conventional home to a renewably electrified home, the efficiency benefits of electrification become abundantly clear. With the same conveniences, size, warmth and vehicles as a currently fossil-fuelled home, electrifying the average Australian home would cut total energy use by more than half!

I hope this feels astonishing to you; it certainly does to me. When we compare the final energy use of a conventional home to a renewably electrified home, the efficiency benefits of electrification become abundantly clear. With the same conveniences, size, warmth and vehicles as a currently fossil-fuelled home, electrifying the average Australian home would cut total energy use by more than half!

How Australians can cut emissions – and save $5000 a year

Feb 11, 2022, Australian Financial Review.

All of this points to a fundamental shift that must occur in our climate change thinking: we will solve this problem through abundance, not scarcity.

All of this points to a fundamental shift that must occur in our climate change thinking: we will solve this problem through abundance, not scarcity.

The Joe Biden adviser living in Wollongong

Feb 05, 2022, The Saturday Paper.

Saul Griffith, a former climate adviser to Joe Biden, has moved home to Australia. He argues policy changes made here could accelerate the world’s transition to renewables by 10 years.

Saul Griffith, a former climate adviser to Joe Biden, has moved home to Australia. He argues policy changes made here could accelerate the world’s transition to renewables by 10 years.

Electric Monaros and hotted-up skateboards : the ‘genius’ who wants to electrify our world

Feb 04, 2022, The Guardian.

“Australia is the first country in the world where the positive household economics of solving climate change will be realisable by everyday people,”

“Australia is the first country in the world where the positive household economics of solving climate change will be realisable by everyday people,”

Renewables boom to take Australian solar to new heights?

Jan 28, 2022, Energy Magazine.

“A fully electric Australia that gets off fossil fuels will keep the same comforts but use about half the energy, with none of the energy emissions. This win-win from electrification is clear. “We should change our planning and permitting laws to prioritise all electric households and businesses, and start training the installation and maintenance workforce for this electrified future now.”

“A fully electric Australia that gets off fossil fuels will keep the same comforts but use about half the energy, with none of the energy emissions. This win-win from electrification is clear. “We should change our planning and permitting laws to prioritise all electric households and businesses, and start training the installation and maintenance workforce for this electrified future now.”

AEMO report shows Australia’s potential to fully exploit solar lead

Jan 28, 2022, Mirage News.

Today’s report from AEMO shows almost 35 per cent of Australian energy was generated from renewable sources for the three months to December 31. But that clean energy needs to heat our water, cool our homes, power our cars and cook our food to fully take advantage of our lead.

Today’s report from AEMO shows almost 35 per cent of Australian energy was generated from renewable sources for the three months to December 31. But that clean energy needs to heat our water, cool our homes, power our cars and cook our food to fully take advantage of our lead.

Household electrification: savings, not sacrifice

Dec 01, 2021, Energy Magazine.

“No nation is better placed to seize this opportunity for cheaper energy, self-reliance, and cleaner air than Australia,”

“No nation is better placed to seize this opportunity for cheaper energy, self-reliance, and cleaner air than Australia,”

Better Than Yesterday Podcast with Osher Günsberg

Nov 08, 2021, Better Than Yesterday Podcast with Osher Günsberg.

Roundtable: Contest of ideas on what net zero means for Australia

Oct 21, 2021, The Daily Telegraph.

Electrifying Australian households will save billions – report

Oct 20, 2021, Energy Monitor.

Australian households could collectively save more than A$40bn ($29.6bn) by 2030 – almost equivalent to national export earnings from coal – if they were fully electrified, says not-for-profit Rewiring Australia in a new report.

Australian households could collectively save more than A$40bn ($29.6bn) by 2030 – almost equivalent to national export earnings from coal – if they were fully electrified, says not-for-profit Rewiring Australia in a new report.

How Sydneysiders can save $5000 a year by going green

Oct 16, 2021, The Daily Telegraph.

The research breaks down figures contained in the newly released Rewiring Australia report by globally renowned Australian energy guru Saul Griffith, who is now an energy adviser to the US government. Rewiring Australia found that by 2030, the average Australian household could save $5,000 to $6,000 a year on energy and vehicle costs compared to now by replacing gas and coal-fired electricity with renewable power augmented by heat pumps.

The research breaks down figures contained in the newly released Rewiring Australia report by globally renowned Australian energy guru Saul Griffith, who is now an energy adviser to the US government. Rewiring Australia found that by 2030, the average Australian household could save $5,000 to $6,000 a year on energy and vehicle costs compared to now by replacing gas and coal-fired electricity with renewable power augmented by heat pumps.

New research shows the cost of everyday activities like making a cup of tea and showering could be more than halved when households move to renewable energy by 2030.

Oct 16, 2021, 7 NEWS Melbourne.

Solar-powered barbecues can save the planet

Oct 15, 2021, The Chaser.

Energy guru Saul Griffith reckons Australia can lead the way in solving the climate crisis, with our abundant sunlight and love of new technology. Griffith has been advising the Biden Administration on renewables and is well known around the world for his passion for energy solutions that don’t just work, but work better than what we have now.

Energy guru Saul Griffith reckons Australia can lead the way in solving the climate crisis, with our abundant sunlight and love of new technology. Griffith has been advising the Biden Administration on renewables and is well known around the world for his passion for energy solutions that don’t just work, but work better than what we have now.

Why are electric vehicles our future?

Oct 14, 2021, ABC Radio.

Australia's uptake of electric cars is so slow, that we're not only far behind other developed countries, but we're also at risk of becoming the dumping ground for polluting cars. It comes as the UN warns Australia needs to do more to slash emissions by almost 50 per cent, in order to hit international climate targets.

Australia's uptake of electric cars is so slow, that we're not only far behind other developed countries, but we're also at risk of becoming the dumping ground for polluting cars. It comes as the UN warns Australia needs to do more to slash emissions by almost 50 per cent, in order to hit international climate targets.

Speech Prime Minister Scott Morrison should give to Glasgow summit

Oct 14, 2021, The Canberra Times.

But I stand here today to make a commitment to the world that Australia will not only do its part, but that we are here to lead, and to help all nations meet our collective challenge. Built into the poetry and culture of our country are the stories of our great natural resources, but also of our fragile continent. Australia is a nation with everything to lose, but also everything to win. We have sunshine, we have industrial capacity, we have a willing and trained workforce.

But I stand here today to make a commitment to the world that Australia will not only do its part, but that we are here to lead, and to help all nations meet our collective challenge. Built into the poetry and culture of our country are the stories of our great natural resources, but also of our fragile continent. Australia is a nation with everything to lose, but also everything to win. We have sunshine, we have industrial capacity, we have a willing and trained workforce.

Saul Griffith's 'Electrify' Is a Playbook on Electrifying Everything to Address the Climate Crisis

Oct 11, 2021, Treehugger.

Saul Griffith, known to Treehugger readers for his "Electrify Everything" projects, has written "Electrify," which is "an optimist's playbook for our clean energy future." The first sentence says it all: "This book is an action plan to fight for the future. Given our delays in addressing climate change, we must now commit to completely transforming our energy supply and demand—'end-game decarbonization.' The world has no time left."

Saul Griffith, known to Treehugger readers for his "Electrify Everything" projects, has written "Electrify," which is "an optimist's playbook for our clean energy future." The first sentence says it all: "This book is an action plan to fight for the future. Given our delays in addressing climate change, we must now commit to completely transforming our energy supply and demand—'end-game decarbonization.' The world has no time left."

Australian Couple’s Uplifting Story With Tesla Virtual Power Plant

Oct 10, 2021, CleanTechnica.

Dr. Saul Griffith, an American-Australian engineer, mapped out the American energy system for the U.S. Department of Energy and is now focused on “Rewiring Australia.” His new work, co-authored by The Australia Institute, is a project that encourages households to switch from gas to solar-powered electricity.

Dr. Saul Griffith, an American-Australian engineer, mapped out the American energy system for the U.S. Department of Energy and is now focused on “Rewiring Australia.” His new work, co-authored by The Australia Institute, is a project that encourages households to switch from gas to solar-powered electricity.

"The vaccine for climate change is electrification."

Oct 07, 2021, Australian Business News.

That's the conclusion of a report released by Rewiring Australia, an energy think tank that shows Australian households could vastly reduce their energy bills through electrification, and cut domestic emissions by around one third by 2030.

That's the conclusion of a report released by Rewiring Australia, an energy think tank that shows Australian households could vastly reduce their energy bills through electrification, and cut domestic emissions by around one third by 2030.

How electrifying your life could save you thousands

Oct 06, 2021, YourLifeChoices.

A novel plan to ‘electrify everything’ in our lives could see Australian living costs slashed by up to $5000 a year while reducing carbon emissions at the same time. Electricity bills in Australia are now among the highest in the world and make up a significant percentage of a family’s yearly budget.

A novel plan to ‘electrify everything’ in our lives could see Australian living costs slashed by up to $5000 a year while reducing carbon emissions at the same time. Electricity bills in Australia are now among the highest in the world and make up a significant percentage of a family’s yearly budget.

Rewiring Australia report says all household appliances and vehicles should run on electricity

Oct 06, 2021, Newcastle Herald.

Renewables ramp up could cut household bills by $4300 by 2035

Oct 06, 2021, Energy News Bulletin.

RENEWABLE energy entrepreneur and policy advisor Dr Saul Griffith has released a technical study finding Australia needs and should act to electrify as much of its residential and commercial sectors by 2030, before turning to hard-to-abate export industries in the following decade.

RENEWABLE energy entrepreneur and policy advisor Dr Saul Griffith has released a technical study finding Australia needs and should act to electrify as much of its residential and commercial sectors by 2030, before turning to hard-to-abate export industries in the following decade.

Clean energy cash splash would cut household bills $4200 by 2035

Oct 05, 2021, The Sydney Morning Herald.

"The subsidies would cost around $12 billion in the earlier years of such a scheme, but save $300 billion in household energy costs and help reduce the nation’s domestic greenhouse gas emissions by about a third, according to analysis by the energy non-profit group, Rewiring Australia."

"The subsidies would cost around $12 billion in the earlier years of such a scheme, but save $300 billion in household energy costs and help reduce the nation’s domestic greenhouse gas emissions by about a third, according to analysis by the energy non-profit group, Rewiring Australia."

How to save $5000, create a ‘tradie boom’ and save the planet

Oct 05, 2021, The Australian Financial Review.

Households are key to Australia’s decarbonisation agenda, Dr Griffith told The Australian Financial Review because they are “responsible for more than 40 per cent of Australia’s domestic carbon emissions.”

Households are key to Australia’s decarbonisation agenda, Dr Griffith told The Australian Financial Review because they are “responsible for more than 40 per cent of Australia’s domestic carbon emissions.”

Webinar - Rewiring Australia with Saul Griffith & Lily D'Ambrosio

Oct 05, 2021, The Australia Institute.

Please join Saul in conversation with the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and the Hon. Matt Kean, NSW Minister for Energy and Environment to explore the enormous potential that exists for Australia in rewiring our energy system and the policies that are already happening at a state level.

Please join Saul in conversation with the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and the Hon. Matt Kean, NSW Minister for Energy and Environment to explore the enormous potential that exists for Australia in rewiring our energy system and the policies that are already happening at a state level.

How do we win the culture war and turn the tide on electrification? Better call Saul

Oct 05, 2021, The Fifth Estate.

A new energy think tank headed by Australian-American inventor and entrepreneur, Saul Griffith is looking to win the narrative war on electrification and help ensure Australia meets its potential as a global leader in the space.

A new energy think tank headed by Australian-American inventor and entrepreneur, Saul Griffith is looking to win the narrative war on electrification and help ensure Australia meets its potential as a global leader in the space.

Rewiring Australia: Electrify Everything To Demolish Power Bills

Oct 05, 2021, Electrical Connection.

“Australians already lead the world in harvesting solar electricity. Now we have the technology available to use it. With modest public investment in our homes, cars, and communities, we can electrify everything without sacrificing our way of life. If we embrace this shift now, we can enjoy cheaper, cleaner, healthier energy and win the global decarbonisation race.”

“Australians already lead the world in harvesting solar electricity. Now we have the technology available to use it. With modest public investment in our homes, cars, and communities, we can electrify everything without sacrificing our way of life. If we embrace this shift now, we can enjoy cheaper, cleaner, healthier energy and win the global decarbonisation race.”

Households could save $5,443 a year and a third of national emissions by electrifying, report says

Oct 05, 2021, PV Magazine.

Australian households, if supported by governments and the private sector, could be the vanguard of decarbonisation. Castles and Cars, published today by Rewiring Australia, posits that despite Australia’s federal foot dragging and coal-intensive grid, the country has all the tools it needs to rapidly cut emissions and save individual households thousands along the way.

Australian households, if supported by governments and the private sector, could be the vanguard of decarbonisation. Castles and Cars, published today by Rewiring Australia, posits that despite Australia’s federal foot dragging and coal-intensive grid, the country has all the tools it needs to rapidly cut emissions and save individual households thousands along the way.

Rewiring Australian households could save them up to $6,000 a year, research finds | 7.30

Oct 05, 2021, ABC NEWS 7.30 Report.

Major household savings, slashed carbon emissions: Rewiring Australia calls to “electrify everything”

Oct 05, 2021, The Market Herald.

A new report from energy think tank Rewiring Australia claims the key to slashing domestic carbon emissions is to “electrify everything”. What’s more, the report claimed the mass electrification of household machines could save Australian homes some $5000 per year by 2030.

A new report from energy think tank Rewiring Australia claims the key to slashing domestic carbon emissions is to “electrify everything”. What’s more, the report claimed the mass electrification of household machines could save Australian homes some $5000 per year by 2030.

Using Electricity to Power Houses and Vehicles Can Help Save Thousands of Dollars Per Year

Oct 05, 2021, Nature World News.

According to a research from an Australian thinktank, running houses and vehicles solely on electricity would save homeowners $5,443 per year.

According to a research from an Australian thinktank, running houses and vehicles solely on electricity would save homeowners $5,443 per year.

Electrify everything to demolish power bills

Oct 05, 2021, Mirage News.

A report released by Rewiring Australia, a new energy think tank, shows that Australian households could vastly reduce their energy bills through electrification, and cut domestic emissions by around one third by 2030.

A report released by Rewiring Australia, a new energy think tank, shows that Australian households could vastly reduce their energy bills through electrification, and cut domestic emissions by around one third by 2030.

Rewiring Australian households could save them up to $6,000 a year, research finds

Oct 04, 2021, ABC News Australia.

"The household is in the key position to drive that change because the household is where the savings will be realised,"

"The household is in the key position to drive that change because the household is where the savings will be realised,"

Running homes and cars on electricity alone would save households $5,443 a year, report finds

Oct 04, 2021, The Guardian.

"A new Australian thinktank says ditching domestic gas and petrol use would slash national greenhouse emissions by a third"

"A new Australian thinktank says ditching domestic gas and petrol use would slash national greenhouse emissions by a third"

Electrifying households could save people thousands annually: new report

Oct 04, 2021, The Canberra Times.

The report released on Monday night by think tank Rewiring Australia found that electrification could save the average household $5000 on power and the cost of owning cars and appliances by 2030.

The report released on Monday night by think tank Rewiring Australia found that electrification could save the average household $5000 on power and the cost of owning cars and appliances by 2030.

Five graphs that show how Australian households could save $5000 by going electric

Oct 04, 2021, The New Daily.

Switching to electric vehicles, stovetops and heaters will soon be far cheaper than staying with fossil fuels, according to a study published on Monday night by Saul Griffith, an Australian-born scientist and inventor.

Switching to electric vehicles, stovetops and heaters will soon be far cheaper than staying with fossil fuels, according to a study published on Monday night by Saul Griffith, an Australian-born scientist and inventor.

Electrify everything and go renewable. Turns out it’s much cheaper than thought

Oct 04, 2021, Renew Economy.

Electrify everything! That’s the new mantra being promoted by a new think tank led by Australian inventor and US government advisor Saul Griffith, who started with Rewiring America push, and has now decided to do the same in his home country, Rewiring Australia.

Electrify everything! That’s the new mantra being promoted by a new think tank led by Australian inventor and US government advisor Saul Griffith, who started with Rewiring America push, and has now decided to do the same in his home country, Rewiring Australia.

Biden adviser: ‘I don’t know whether Angus Taylor is an ideologue or an idiot’

Oct 02, 2021, The Saturday Paper.

“I realised while I was doing the work … that in fact the country in the world with the easiest run at this, with the best savings for people, is Australia,” Griffith says.

“I realised while I was doing the work … that in fact the country in the world with the easiest run at this, with the best savings for people, is Australia,” Griffith says.

It's Electrifying - CEC Webinar

Sep 07, 2021, Clean Energy Council.

ABC News - Saul Griffith

Sep 07, 2021, ABC News Australia.

"Climate change solution could come from 'electrifying everything', Australian inventor Saul Griffith says"

"Climate change solution could come from 'electrifying everything', Australian inventor Saul Griffith says"

Our Energy Future - Part 1 of 2

Aug 25, 2021, Royal Society of New South Wales.

How to fix the climate crisis

Aug 14, 2021, The Sydney Morning Herald.

Carbon dreaming: how to fix the climate crisis

Carbon dreaming: how to fix the climate crisis