Free Beacon: In an analysis published earlier this month, President Joe Biden’s Energy Department acknowledged that roughly half of all gas stoves on the U.S. market today would not meet its proposed cooking appliance efficiency regulations, E&E News reported Friday. As a result, those stoves would not be eligible for purchase. Still, Energy Department spokesman Jeremy Ortiz dismissed concerns over the proposal, saying half the gas stove market “would remain if this standard is finalized as proposed.” The Energy Department’s admission comes roughly one month after U.S. Consumer Product Safety commissioner Richard Trumka Jr., a Biden appointee, said a gas stove ban was “on the table.” “This is a hidden hazard,” Trumka Jr. said of gas cooking. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”
After Trumka’s comments prompted a political firestorm, both the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the White House walked back the threat, with Biden press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre assuring Americans “the president does not support banning gas stoves.” The Energy Department’s new rule and subsequent analysis, however, contradict that walkback, and the home appliance industry is responding with fierce pushback.
Climate Depot’s Marc Morano: “So the Biden admin sought to ban gas stoves, then denied it. Now they admit they want to ban gas stoves. I am old enough to remember when the ban on gas stoves was a conspiracy theory — back in January 2023! It reminds me of how the government insisted COVID never came from a Chinese lab but now later admitted that it did. But don’t fret; the Energy Dept spokesman insists that half of our stoves would be allowed to stay under their generous climate plan. Rejoice! A total ban to save the climate is only a 50% ban. Will Americans draw the line and say NO to being forced to cook their mandated insect rations on an electric stove or fight to saute their bugs on a gas stove?! Will we draw the line somewhere?!”
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