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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Feb 26, 2023, ABC News.
Rewiring Australia founder Saul Griffith is a man on a mission to electrify nation, one suburb at a time

Dr Saul Griffith has found himself in plenty of high-pressure situations over the past two decades. From meetings with White House officials and US politicians, to duelling with the powerful fossil fuel lobby, he's made the case for his solution to the climate crisis in forums where the stakes couldn't be higher. But it was a Sunday afternoon meeting in a community centre just north of Wollongong that proved "the most intimidating one by far," he said. "You're my neighbours," Saul joked as he stood up to give his presentation. "If we screw up, you literally know where I live."

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Feb 20, 2023, ABC RN Drive.
ABC Radio: Electrification pilot takes aim at inflation and carbon emissions

The NSW Treasurer Matt Kean has announced $8 million will go towards supporting world first pilots of community electrification. What effect will this have on inflation and reducing carbon emissions?

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Feb 17, 2023, RenewEconomy.
“A slam dunk for families:” Pilot launched to kick gas out of homes and communities

The bid to kick fossil gas out of Australian homes, electrify everything and power it with solar is off and running in New South Wales, with the launch of an $8 million pilot to decarbonise three local communities across the state.

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Feb 17, 2023, Rewiring Australia.
Media release: NSW Government Pilot Funding Announcement

Rewiring Australia has strongly endorsed NSW Treasurer, Matt Kean’s announcement of $8 million to support world first pilots of community electrification.

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Dec 18, 2022, ABC news.
Rewiring Australia plan to electrify households, cars moves a step closer

A deal between The Greens and Labor has given an immediate boost to plans first formulated by Rewiring Australia to electrify households and small businesses across the country.

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Oct 13, 2022, ABC 7:30.
Dr Saul Griffith explains why electrifying the economy is 'anti-inflationary' | 7.30

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Sep 22, 2022, Triple j Hack.
Certified 'genius' Saul Griffith has a plan to decarbonise Australia — and it will only take 101 million machines

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Aug 04, 2022, ICLEI Oceania.
Local Government Solutions Exchange | Saul Griffith

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Aug 30, 2022, TEDx Sydney.
TEDx Sydney 2022 | Saul Griffith

101 million machines away from a zero emission Australia

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Jun 16, 2022, ABC QandA.
Q + A: Australia's Energy Crisis

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May 28, 2022, ABC Weekend Breakfast.
Electricity price increases

"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."

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May 17, 2022, Sourceable.
All Electric Homes Will Save Thousands Each Year for Outer Metro Households

“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."

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May 13, 2022, The Guardian.
Living costs in outer suburbs would be slashed under plan to ‘electrify everything’, analysis finds

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.

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May 09, 2022, PV Magazine.
Solar-backed electrification of city tipped to save $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.

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May 09, 2022, News.com.au.
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.

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.

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May 04, 2022, Rewiring Australia.
Federal electorate modelling demonstrates the benefits of Electrification

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.

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Feb 17, 2022, The Fifth Estate.
Interview - The Big Switch: Saul Griffith says the answer is electric

“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.

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Feb 14, 2022, The Monthly.
The future of homes is electric

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!

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Feb 11, 2022, Australian Financial Review.
How Australians can cut emissions – and save $5000 a year

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.

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Feb 05, 2022, The Saturday Paper.
The Joe Biden adviser living in Wollongong

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.

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Feb 04, 2022, The Guardian.
Electric Monaros and hotted-up skateboards : the ‘genius’ who wants to electrify our world

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

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Jan 28, 2022, Mirage News.
AEMO report shows Australia’s potential to fully exploit solar 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.

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Jan 28, 2022, Energy Magazine.
Renewables boom to take Australian solar to new heights?

“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.”

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Dec 01, 2021, Energy Magazine.
Household electrification: savings, not sacrifice

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

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

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Oct 21, 2021, The Daily Telegraph.
Roundtable: Contest of ideas on what net zero means for Australia

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Oct 05, 2021, Mirage News.
Electrify everything to demolish power bills

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.

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Oct 20, 2021, Energy Monitor.
Electrifying Australian households will save billions – 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.

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