In May, PennyLoafer donors collectively gave to Rewiring America!
Years founded: 2020
Leadership: Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Saul Griffith, is an engineer, inventor and recipient of the MacArthur “genius” grant. He is also the founder of OtherLab, a R&D firm that’s mapped the entire U.S. energy system to pinpoint key leverage points for sustainability. He’s author of Electrify, a book advocating for wide scale electrification.
Issue they address: energy efficiency and decarbonizing the economy.
What they do: advocate for electrifying everything in our communities - from buildings and cars to household appliances.
How they do it:
Policy advocacy at the federal level
Research and analysis to inform policy + develop actionable data and tools for Americans to transition to electric.
Education on the importance of replacing fossil fueled powered cars and home appliances with electric options powered by renewable energy.
Supported by a world-class research team, Rewiring America is providing the technical expertise and data to layout a blueprint for Americans to transition to a clean energy economy in the next decade.
🥵 Greenhouse gases trap heat and make the planet warmer. The largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (caused by humans) is from burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation.
💨 Rewiring America estimates ~40% of U.S. carbon emissions come from our homes and the vehicles we drive. Check out some of their tools for consumers like you and me:
⚡ 2021 was a big year for electrification policy – read about the 5 biggest wins here.
If you enjoyed this and want to get involved, you can support the Climate Change cause on PennyLoafer, starting with as little as $5/month. Each month, you’ll support and learn about a different nonprofit fighting the climate crisis.