Rewiring America Is Acquiring Carbon Switch

By Michael Thomas

Rewiring America Is Acquiring Carbon Switch

For the last few months I’ve been working on something exciting. And today I can finally tell you all about it. Carbon Switch is being acquired* by Rewiring America.

Now a little backstory and context.

Saul Griffith, Alex Laskey and Ari Matusiak started Rewiring America in 2020, around the same time I started Carbon Switch. Heat pump world is a small world, so it wasn’t long before we all met. On my first call with Alex, he told me about their plan to convince Congress to pass legislation with billions of dollars of incentives for people to electrify everything. At the time, I remember thinking that there was no way this small team of less than 5 people could accomplish something so ambitious. But I was wrong.

In just two years, Rewiring America has become one of the most influential nonprofits in the climate movement. They successfully convinced Congress to include tens of billions of dollars worth of electrification incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act. They’ve convinced some of the most talented people in their respective fields to join the team. And they’re just getting started.

All the guides, reviews, and articles that I’ve produced over the last two years will still live under the Carbon Switch brand and website. But as a part of this partnership, I’ll be stepping down from my full-time role and producing independent stories about climate change.

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We’re planning to share more details on this partnership in the coming weeks and months. But in the meantime, if you know of any talented folks who are interested in writing about heat pumps and all things electrification, send them our way. Rewiring America is hiring a writer to produce guides and reviews for the Carbon Switch website.

* Why the asterisks? Well, I’m technically donating all the assets of Carbon Switch to Rewiring America. But “The assets of Carbon Switch are being donated to Rewiring America” just sounds… clunky and confusing.

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