Plan to smash energy bills and carbon emissions in Southern NSW launched

Rewiring Australia

A , by electrifying the region’s homes and vehicles and powering them with solar energy, would save the average household $4,570, generate more than 4,800 jobs and provide an overall annual economic benefit of $782 million. The plan will be launched at a town hall meeting today in Nowra with all political campaigns in the electorate of Gilmore invited to attend. The plan shows how Southern NSW households can win financially, while propelling their community forward to a cleaner, healthier future. In the electorate of Gilmore the benefit for jobs, household energy savings and overall economic gains – from replacing fossil fuelled devices with solar panels, batteries, heat pumps, induction stoves, electric vehicles and household and community batteries – amounts to:

Electorate spotlight


Number of households


2030 savings across the electorate per year

$385 million

2030 money invested in local installations and maintenance jobs per year

$26 million

2030 direct and indirect jobs generated from installations and economic savings in the electorate


“The shift to clean, cheap energy will be a massive economic boost to Southern NSW,” Dr Griffith said. “If we make the necessary investment to seize the future it will look like more jobs for tradies, more money spent in local shops, cleaner air and healthier people. “At the moment, $666 million is drained from the Southern NSW economy because we are dependent on imported oil. If we electrify and decarbonise we keep that money in the local community and make the world cleaner and safer. “Electrifying our homes and vehicles is the fastest and cheapest path to decarbonising our domestic economy. Over a ten year period we could electrify the nation for roughly the same amount we currently spend subsidising fossil fuels in a single year. A study released last year by Rewiring Australia found a $12 billion investment would retrofit 11 million Australian households for full electrification by 2030 leading to national savings of more than $40 billion and removing one-third of domestic carbon emissions. “Electrification attacks the three huge national problems – climate heating, cost of living and national security. We invite all candidates to embrace the initiative.”

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