Biden Administration to Crack Down Further on Gas Stoves

On Wednesday, the Biden Administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new proposal that would implement an “energy conservation standard” for all gas stoves and electric stoves.

According to the Daily Caller, the new regulation would set new standards for energy efficiency for any newly-built gas stoves; however, it allegedly would not put a limit on how often consumers can use them.

“Any new or amended energy conservation standard must be designed to achieve the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that DOE determines is technologically feasible and economically justified,” declares a summary of the proposed new rule. Among other requirements, the new rule would target electric stoves on the basis of whether or not they use a linear power supply. The DOE claims that this new rule would save 3.4% of the nation’s energy.

“The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended (“EPCA”), prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including consumer conventional cooking products,” the rule draft continues. “EPCA also requires the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) to periodically determine whether more-stringent standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in significant energy savings.”

This announcement comes after a controversial report last January when a commissioner with the Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed that the Biden Administration was considering enacting a nationwide ban on all gas stoves, which was ultimately not enacted due to widespread ridicule and backlash. This plan would allegedly have been based on a December 2022 study blaming gas stoves for causing 12.7% of all childhood asthma in the U.S. The study was debunked when it was confirmed that it was funded by two nonprofits that have an anti-gas stove agenda and are in favor of more electric stoves in the country.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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