Jul 17, 2024, The Daily Telegraph.
Increases in residential gas customers are minuscule and getting smaller

“We know electrification is winning the energy wars because over 3.7 million households have already gone solar, and hundreds of thousands are now rushing to electrify”

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Jul 02, 2024, Renew Economy.
Creation of local renewable zones is the game changer Australia’s energy transition needs

The Queensland government’s launch of ‘Local Renewable Energy Zones’ (L-REZ) in Caloundra and Townsville may prove to be a significant opportunity for energy market realignment and innovation.

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Jun 30, 2024, Sky News Australia.
Australia has the ‘easiest path’ to ‘electrify its economy’

Rewiring Australia Co-founder Saul Griffith says Australia has the “easiest path” to “electrify” its economy. “The reality is Australia has the easiest path to electrify its economy of probably any economy and we have the most benefit to gain from it."

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Jun 25, 2024, Rewiring Australia.
Media release: Electrification is the short circuit Australia needs in energy policy

Electrification is the shortest circuit to a clean energy system for Australia and the fairest way to get there. Rooftop solar is the world's cheapest delivered energy, and nuclear cannot compete.

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Jun 19, 2024, Rewiring Australia.
Rewiring Australia comments on nuclear energy

“Some countries that are small, cold, and with higher population density and minimal solar and wind resources will need nuclear to replace fossil fuels - but Australia has literally the opposite population and geographical characteristics."

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Jun 14, 2024, One Step Off the Grid.
Sun taxes and surprise tariffs: Why alienate consumers right when we need them most?

"Consumers are getting their tariffs changed without notice and we’re pushing ahead with sun taxes before solar soaking is in the market: just two examples where it’s obvious the energy market is set up to make it easy to run for central regulators and large energy companies, not cheaper and easier for consumers."

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Jun 19, 2024, The Australian.
Energy Nation: Saul Griffith encourages investment in solar power and moving to households to electrify

“If we really believe in nation building, we would figure out how to finance every single Australian household to completely electrify.”

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May 31, 2024, Media Release.
Rewiring Australia backs green loans for households

“Household electrification is the fastest and most cost effective way to reduce emissions and ease the cost-of-living by bringing down power bills for good,” said Rewiring Australia Executive Director Dan Cass.

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May 24, 2024, Sky News.
New South Wales government to rollout incentives for household batteries

Rewiring Australia Executive Director Dan Cass welcomed the move by the New South Wales government. “This is a really excellent policy and we hope other states and the federal government back in the direction led by New South Wales,” Mr Cass said.

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May 24, 2024, Rewiring Australia.
Media release: Battery incentives for household solar heroes is the fastest way to reduce prices and accelerate energy transition

“Incentivising households and businesses to take up batteries means more cheap solar power in the grid and reduces our reliance on harmful fossil fuels. Yet again, households are the heroes in the energy transition,” said Rewiring Australia Executive Director Dan Cass.

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May 22, 2024, Rewiring Australia.
Media Release: Eraring must sell electricity at fair prices

Now that Origin Energy is being paid by taxpayers to keep Eraring coal fired power station open it should be forced to sell electricity at fair prices, to serve the interests of its taxpayers not just shareholders, Rewiring Australia said today.

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May 14, 2024, What is the Future Made in Australia?.
What is the Future Made in Australia?

"This is about taking some risks and making some investments. Not everything will work but the point is they can start to build up the general capacity in this country for a renaissance of manufacturing focusing on the areas where we have strengths."

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May 14, 2024, Rewiring Australia.
Media Release: The next step in Australia’s Net Zero journey: universal household electrification finance

Tonight’s federal budget includes important commitments to build clean energy manufacturing, reform its energy market and improve the nation’s electrical skill base, critical steps towards universal electrification of the nation’s homes, according to Rewiring Australia.

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May 10, 2024, Rewiring Australia.
Media Release: Government’s Future Gas Strategy undermines its own Net Zero Plan

Expanding the gas industry until 2050 and beyond contradicts the government’s own work on a Net Zero Plan and will result in higher energy bills and a devastating increase in greenhouse gas emissions, said Rewiring Australia following the release of the Future Gas Strategy.

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Apr 18, 2024, The Canberra Times.
Government told to 'hold its nerve' on clean tech push

Chief scientist at grassroots organisation Rewiring Australia Saul Griffith said the legislation would put Australia in step with other countries already investing in their own futures and ensure the profits do not flow overseas.

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Apr 18, 2024, Rewiring Australia.
Media Release: Australia's Leading Energy and Investment Players Join Forces to Back PM Albanese's Future Made In Australia

“We need the government to coordinate Australian public and private investment in the processing of critical minerals and development of technologies from home-grown innovators in green metals. This will leverage Australia’s competitive advantage as a clean energy superpower and ensure the profits do not flow overseas."

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Mar 31, 2024, 9 News Australia.
New research shows solution to power more solar in suburbs

Australia has one of the largest take ups of rooftop solar in the world, but new research shows a majority of those who oppose it, do so because of the price.

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Mar 25, 2024, Renew Economy.
If we’re going to electrify everything, we’ll need finance that works for everyone

"Everyone is going to need a way off the fossil fuel ship. Our proposal for flexible, safe, government-backed finance that’s accessible across incomes will ensure that upfront costs don’t get in the way of slashing bills and emissions for every property in Australia."

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Mar 19, 2024, 6PR Perth.
Decarbonisation drive: HECS-style loans could slash household bills

“We know if we really had high adoption across Australian households, that would save them $1.7 trillion between now and 2050. We really shouldn’t think of this as what it’s cost to the government is, it’s what can this investment recoup to Australia in terms of savings over the long haul?”

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Mar 19, 2024, The Guardian.
Forget nuclear: would Peter Dutton oppose a plan to cut bills and address the climate crisis?

Would any party really stand in the way if the government introduced a policy to cut bills, give consumers greater control over their household energy and address the climate crisis?

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Mar 18, 2024, ABC News.
VIDEO: The proposal for a HECS-style loan system for solar energy

The federal government is being urged to help homeowners reduce power bills and carbon emissions by lending them cash to install solar panels, home batteries and even to buy electric cars.

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Mar 18, 2024, ABC Radio Melbourne.
Rewiring Australia proposes HECS style loan system for solar energy

Founder of Rewiring Australia Saul Griffiths is proposing that Australia needs a HECS style loan program for solar energy. He told Raf Epstein that Australian's could both slash climate emissions and energy bills if they go ahead with his plan.

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Mar 17, 2024, The Australian Financial Review.
CBA wants to corner the $2trn market for household electrification

It is possible the federal government will step in with its own loan products for electrifying households as suggested by scientist Saul Griffith in AFR Weekend. But with the likelihood of means testing there will still be an enormous lending opportunity for the banks.

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Mar 16, 2024, The Australian Financial Review.
Household energy plan offers fix for both sides of politics

Into this space comes Rewiring Australia’s intervention like a breath of fresh air in a tired, stale argument.

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Mar 16, 2024, The Australian Financial Review.
Could ‘HECS-for-solar’ slash power bills and save climate goal?

“If the government makes an investment like HECS, it will deliver permanent cost-of-living relief, solve the problem of light vehicle pollution, and propel Australia to the top of the class in climate action,” Dr Griffith said.

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Mar 16, 2024, Rewiring Australia.
Media release: Call for the federal government to fund a universal household electrification loans scheme to reduce bills by up to $5000 per year permanently

Australia has the highest solar radiation of any continent and rooftop solar is the cheapest energy in the world. An investment from the government now will make Australia more energy-resilient and self-sufficient and save Australians from increasing power bills.

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Mar 04, 2024, The Conversation.
The National Electricity Market wasn’t made for a renewable energy future. Here’s how to fix it

"Millions of rooftop solar systems are now connected to the grid. The market needs to change to a system that can manage and co-ordinate these small renewable energy generators."

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Feb 29, 2024, Renew Economy.
Power to the people? Critics says new rule that affects EVs and batteries misses mark

“This is a policy patch on a leaking ship,” adds Rewiring Australia energy market reform adviser Vikki McLeod. “Households will be the heavy-lifters in a future energy market, and we need to write that potential into the market rules now. We need to start looking at how we can unlock the benefits that customer energy resources (CERs) can provide at scale and at pace."

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Feb 20, 2024, The Australian Financial Review.
‘Breakthrough moment’: Littleproud backs rooftop solar

“For the first time, the best thing for the climate is the best thing for hip pockets. Their shift means the entire Australian parliament is now essentially on board. With such overwhelming consensus, we now need an aggressive, non-partisan plan to help households electrify as quickly and fairly as possible.”

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Feb 12, 2024, Renew Economy.
Households need a fair go on the grid for solar, batteries and EVs

The final handover report from the former Energy Security Board, released by the federal government, calls for energy distribution companies to integrate household solar into the grid. But it falls short of recommending the governance and competition reset that is required.

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Feb 12, 2024, Renew Economy.
Network companies called out for “lack of accountability” on rooftop solar integration, in final report from ESB

“We welcome the handover recommendations, but the ESB did not go far enough,” added Rewiring Australia chief scientist Saul Griffith. “Energy ministers should review governance of the NEM. “Nothing can compete with cheap rooftop solar at 5c/Kwh so it is no surprise the big energy companies are trying to thwart this competition from their own consumers."

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Feb 09, 2024, ABC News.
PM: Calls to better integrate rooftop solar into energy grid

"Australia's millions of solar households aren't being allowed to compete against their energy company in the market," says Rewiring Australia's Executive Director Dan Cass. Advocates for rooftop solar says changes are needed to Australia's electricity market, to better integrate solar users, and give them more options to find good deals when selling their energy back into the grid.

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Feb 09, 2024, Rewiring Australia.
Media Release: Rewiring Australia backs overhaul of electricity market to reduce bills

A comprehensive overhaul of the National Electricity Market (NEM) is needed to bring down energy bills and meet Australia’s 2030 emissions and renewable energy targets, according to Rewiring Australia.

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Feb 02, 2024, ABC News.
Dan Cass speaks to ABC News about a review into community engagement around renewable energy projects

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Feb 04, 2024, 9 News.
Solar Savings

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Feb 01, 2024, Financial Review.
BlueScope ‘old’ blast furnace grant slammed by experts

Rewiring Australia founder and entrepreneur Saul Griffith said: “The technology BlueScope will deploy with this grant is marginally better than the steel it has been producing, but it is not green enough to compete in the emerging market for low or zero-emissions metal.

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Feb 02, 2024, ABC News.
PM: "Bad faith actors" slow renewables rollout

The transition to renewables is causing a lot of angst and anger in rural Australia as major projects like wind and solar and the transmission lines that connect them to the grid are cutting across thousands of properties. Now the federal government says it accepts the recommendations of a "community engagement review" which has found a better job needs to done of communicating how farmers will be affected. But there's concern that will do little to stop the so-called "bad faith actors" seeking to exploit local communities.

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Jan 17, 2024, Renew Economy.
Solar banks and electrification: Governments invest $206m to close the energy gap

“As the climate emergency and cost of living crisis worsen, governments will need to invest big in electrification policies like this, to slash bills and emissions at the same time.”

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Jan 15, 2024, Rewiring Australia.
Media release: NSW electrification program will reduce energy bills and emissions

"We are delighted that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Premier Chris Minns have taken up our policy to provide grants to electrify social housing properties. Household electrification is the fastest, most cost effective way to reduce emissions - and it also decreases the cost of living by significantly reducing energy bills."

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Dec 15, 2023, .
Media release: Rewiring Australia calls for greater focus on electrification and rooftop solar to reduce cost of living pressure

“AEMO has moved considerably to embrace the potential of electrification but is yet to catch up with the rooftop revolution led by millions of Australian households. AEMO should be thinking outside the box and innovating ways to bring about faster and greater deployment of consumer energy technologies."

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Dec 14, 2023, Rewiring Australia.
Media release: Rewiring Australia endorses Victorian induction stove push

"Today’s announcement of new discounts for electric induction cooktops is another big step in the right direction, which is off dirty, expensive fossil gas and towards clean, efficient electrification"

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Dec 03, 2023, The Guardian.
Hecs for the home: households warm to the idea of a loan scheme to leap from gas to electricity

"Hecs-style loans for household electrification would be repaid through income tax. This would put more money in the pockets of people who really need it while simultaneously allowing the nation to put its foot on the clean-energy pedal."

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Oct 24, 2023, The Canberra Times.
Household electrification is the simplest fix to our cost of living crisis

"Getting households off gas and out of petrol cars is anti-inflationary. It has the added benefit of helping the government deliver its targets for emissions and clean energy."

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Nov 23, 2023, Rewiring Australia.
Media release: Go households to expand energy capacity

"This significant expansion of the Capacity Investment Scheme will accelerate the transition to cleaner, cheaper renewable energy and help Australia hit its 2030 emissions target. This is a strong step in the right direction."

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Oct 11, 2023, Rewiring Australia.
Media release: Rewiring Australia urges household electrification focus in NSW climate targets

"To truly pivot towards a sustainable future, household electrification must be central to this strategy. Electrification is the rapid, cost-effective and proven path to significantly cut emissions while permanently slashing energy bills."

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Jul 09, 2023, Rewiring Australia.
Media release: Energy Security Corporation welcomed

"Community batteries are absolutely critical to the transition. They allow people in suburbs and towns to pool and share the clean energy they harvest, delivering significant economic benefits while taking pressure off large scale transmission."

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Jul 28, 2023, Rewiring Australia.
Media release: Gas policy will slash bills and emissions

“Victoria has the most to gain from electrification, because it has the most households relying on gas and exposed to price gouging by international gas companies. The state government has a clear and sensible plan to lower household bills and decrease reliance on fossil fuels. This is the type of common-sense leadership Australia needs."

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Jul 18, 2023, Rewiring Australia.
Media release: Households and communities must be at centre of 2035 decarbonisation target

Rewiring Australia research shows that decisions made around the kitchen table account for 42% of emissions in the domestic consumption economy. Households and communities are central to the challenge of increasing the rate of emissions reduction and they should be actively consulted in preference to the big energy industry incumbents.

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Jun 23, 2023, Rewiring Australia.
Media release: Senate inquiry into electrification

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May 22, 2023, The New Joneses.
The New Joneses | Saul Griffith says Electrify Everything

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May 14, 2023, 9 News.
Green tech transformation for Aussies

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May 09, 2023, AFR.
$1b in cheap loans to homeowners for ‘electrification revolution’

While successive federal governments have focused on cutting carbon emissions from energy providers, the new government program is aiming to embrace what technologist and Rewiring Australia founder Saul Griffith has called the “household electrification revolution”.

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May 08, 2023, Renew Economy.
We need 100 million new electric machines, and we’ve got 17 budgets to get it right

“We are underestimating how much of our electricity we can actually generate on our rooftops and within our communities,” Griffith says. “If we had the incentives set more sanely in the rules of the NEM (the National Electricity Market), and we were prioritsing households and communities, we could be selling that rooftop solar to each other much more cheaply."

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Apr 29, 2023, Rewiring Australia.
Media release: Electrifying small business will deliver cheap, stable power for the long term

The federal government promised a ‘meaningful and substantial’ package of electrification measures in the federal budget and this announcement is the first part. Swapping out fossil fueled devices and energy sources for renewable-backed electrification is the fastest, most cost effective way to decarbonise our domestic economy. It embeds thousands of dollars worth of annual savings into the annual operations of small businesses, saving that accrue over the long term.

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Apr 04, 2023, Experience ANU.
Meet the author - Saul Griffith at ANU Event

Saul Griffith was in conversation with Taryn Lane on his new Quarterly Essay, The Wires That Bind. Electrification and community renewal, a compelling vision of green energy at a local level. Australia is at a crossroads. Inventor, engineer and visionary Saul Griffith reveals the world that awaits us if we make the most of Australia's energy future. Griffith paints an inspiring yet practical picture of empowered local communities acting collectively when it comes to renewable energy, and benefiting financially.

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Mar 26, 2023, The West Australian.
Call for federal budget to fast-track electrification

Australians have already taken up rooftop solar in greater numbers than anywhere in the world, Dr Griffith noted. "Now they want the government to help them fully electrify their homes because they know it will permanently obliterate both their energy bills and carbon emissions."

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Mar 26, 2023, ABC TV.
Dan Cass on Rewiring Australia's Federal Budget Recommendations

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Mar 27, 2023, ABC News.
Saul Griffith's Rewiring Australia pushes for budget boost to electrify 500,000 homes

Rewiring Australia claims the move would allow the average household to slash its energy bills by $3,000 to $5,000 a year.

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Feb 27, 2023, Australian Story | ABC.
Australian Story | Saul Griffith

Saul Griffith is a prolific inventor, an engineer and a successful entrepreneur making waves for an electric future. His bold ideas on energy caught the eye of the US president and helped shape the ground-breaking climate legislation that passed there late last year. Now he’s returned home after two decades in the US and has joined with his community near Wollongong, south of Sydney, in an ambitious project to electrify homes in his suburb and power them with renewables. If successful, the pilot project will prove that household electrification is a potential solution to an urgent problem.

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Mar 03, 2023, Renew Economy.
Gas lobby called out for overcooking electrification costs

Rewiring Australia has slammed gas lobby group claims that the electrification of Australian homes will cost taxpayers more than $66 billion as “lies,” following the latest PR offensive from an industry in panic mode.

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