Assault on Gas Stoves


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Nearly 50% Of Gas Stoves Could Be Removed From Market Under Potential New Energy Standard: Report

The proposed rule actually targets two different stove tops featured on gas stoves, both of which the department says use high energy.

“Together with the models included in the engineering analysis, DOE estimates that nearly half of the total gas cooking top market … would not be impacted by the proposed standard, if finalized,” the memo said.

Others claim that the same memo and DOE’s own data show that as many as 96% of gas stoves currently on the market could be taken off, but Energy claims that is not true. The data apparently reveal that just 4% — or one out 21 — of gas stoves tested by the department would be allowed for purchase under the new standard. An Energy spokesman denied those allegations.

“DOE presented a set of data of units that we physically tested — this should not be confused with the percentage of products that would meet the standard,” the spokesman said. “The tested sample is just a small subset of models that better help DOE understands the annual energy consumption of these units.”


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A pending new “energy efficiency rule” from the Department of Energy could ban nearly 50% of current gas stoves on the market if it is enacted, according to the Biden administration’s own analysis. The announcement comes after months of speculation that government officials were seeking to “ban” the household cooking appliance.

The rule is also separate from a potential Consumer Product and Safety Commission rule that could further burden the gas stove industry. Here’s what CPSC commissioner Richard Trumka Jr. said back in December:

The Commerce Department is set to announce a plan that leverages the federal government’s expansive investment in the semiconductor industry to promote affordable child care.

According to a New York Times report, any semiconductor manufacturer seeking a portion of nearly $40 billion in new federal subsidies will need to essentially guarantee affordable, high-quality child care for workers who build or operate a plant. Last year, a bipartisan group of lawmakers passed the CHIPS Act, which devoted billions in subsidies to the industry, in hopes of making the nation less reliant on foreign suppliers.



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Federal Agency Advances Gas Stove Proposal From Commissioner Who Floated Ban

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on March 1 it is seeking information from the public “on chronic chemical hazards from gas ranges.”

The commission released a draft public notice on the request for information, but has not released the final notice. The final one should be published in the Federal Register next week, a commission spokesperson told The Epoch Times via email.

Members of the public are being told they’re welcome to submit comments on how many U.S. homes have gas ranges, how the commission should evaluate risks related to gas stove usage, and what information should be part of labels with warnings about hazards on stoves, among other aspects of the issue.

The commission is also requesting “proposed solutions to those hazards.”

The vote to approve publication of the notice was 3–1, a commission spokesperson told The Epoch Times in an email. Commissioners Mary Boyle, Richard Trumka Jr., and Chair Alexander Hoehn-Saric voted in favor, while Commissioner Peter Feldman voted against.

Trumka, a Biden appointee, floated a ban on gas stoves in January.

“Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned,” he told Bloomberg at the time.

Trumka also wrote in an internal memorandum that “the need for gas stove regulation has reached a boiling point” and that the commission “has the responsibility to ban consumer products that emit hazardous substances, particularly, when those emissions harm children, under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.”


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Bay Area will end sales of gas furnaces and water heaters. Here’s what it means for you

If you live in the Bay Area and your natural gas-powered water heater stops working after 2027, you will be required to install an electric model instead.

Bay Area regulators voted Wednesday to adopt rules to phase out the sale and installation of natural-gas furnaces and water heaters over the next eight years, one of the most ambitious plans in the country to replace gas appliances with electric alternatives.

The rules, approved by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, are meant to reduce air pollution from some of the worst home-appliance offenders. The main pollutants targeted are nitrogen oxides, or NOx, which can cause acid rain and smog as well as increase risk for asthma and other respiratory diseases.


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Stacey Abrams Now Throwing Her Weight Around With Group Advocating Gas Stove Regulations

“She will also guide the organization as it builds the tools and capacity to connect Americans and their communities to machines, installers, Inflation Reduction Act incentives, and jobs in the clean energy transition,” the group said.

The group may claim that the effort is being done out of love of Mother Nature, but a cynic — and some might say a realist — would allege that it is one giant cash grab.

Consider that as part of the Inflation Reduction Act, the Biden administration is spending more than $300 billion on green energy initiatives. That’s a whole lot of moolah up for grabs if you can get in on it early. That money is being steered by uber creep and Democrat staple John Podesta.

Fox News has also previously reported that the founders of Rewiring America — Alex Laskey, Saul Griffith, and Ari Matusiak — have made significant money off government funding in the green energy sphere while advocating for policies that benefit their bottom dollar via the non-profit group.

“It’s a shocking amount of money that they’re hauling in with this scheme of theirs,” Tom Pyle, the president of the Institute for Energy Research, told Fox News. “I call it Big Green Inc. It is literally a business for these guys and they cloak themselves in the mantra of trying to save the planet. But, really, this is just very sophisticated self-dealing.”



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Progressives’ Crusade Brings New Heat to Natural Gas Stoves

After the media backlash surrounding the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s purported plans to ban natural gas stoves, the commission now is following through on its promise to research “gas emissions in stoves and [explore] new ways to address health risks” by approving a request for information on gas stove hazards and potential solutions.

The commission’s March 1 notice specifies: “If technologies to improve the performance of gas stoves are not commercially viable or not demonstrated to be safe, what options remain?”

That reads like the perfect setup for a gas stove ban, or costly regulations that would make gas stoves less affordable, especially when coupled with the Energy Department’s recently proposed energy efficiency standards for conventional cooking appliances.


So why, with all this considered, does the Biden administration continue its regulatory crusade against conventional fuels?

From the day he took office, Biden vowed to eliminate conventional fuels from America’s energy portfolio, and reducing the use of natural gas stoves achieves that end.

These measures taken by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Energy Department, and other government agencies only work to discredit conventional fuels as abundant, reliable, safe, and affordable.

Even worse, these policies do nothing to benefit Americans, but instead throw out consumer choice in favor of out-of-touch government mandates that hurt small businesses, raise prices, increase unemployment, hinder broader innovation, and discourage the production of goods that consumers actually want to buy.

Instead of limiting options and forcing a transition to electrification, Congress and the Biden administration should pursue policies that respect consumer choice, give Americans access to our vast resources of oil and natural gas, and allow for economic growth.


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Federal Agency Comes Closer to Gas Stove Ban

Research from China-Linked Think Tank​

Trumka Jr.’s Jan. 9 comments followed the publication in Dec. 2022 of a peer-reviewed article that traced 12.7 percent of childhood asthma to gas stoves.

That paper was authored in part by researchers with the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), an environmental think tank that focuses on “carbon-free buildings,” among other topics.

The RMI also has a “China Program” involving a Beijing-based team. It advertises its connection to that state, which is run by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

“In China, we partner with the government to help the nation profitably surpass its existing national energy and emissions targets,” RMI’s website on that program states.

RMI’s Brady Seals told the Washington Examiner its study “does not assume or estimate a causal relationship” in the association it documented between childhood asthma and gas stoves.

Others are skeptical of the putative link between gas ranges and poor health.

The American Gas Association, an industry group, issued a statement on Jan. 10 criticizing the RMI study, saying it was “not substantiated by sound science.”

“The authors conducted no measurements or tests based on real-life appliance usage, and ignored literature, including one study of data collected from more than 500,000 children in 47 countries that ‘detected no evidence of an association between the use of gas as a cooking fuel and either asthma symptoms or asthma diagnosis,'” the group stated.


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Since 2012 Maryland has closed 3,377 Megawatts of fossil fuel power generation, with another 1,729 slated to be closed by 2025. Since 2012 1,834 MW of Natural Gas generation has been added.

From 2012 to 2021 Md. added 71 MW of commercial wind power, and 1,311 MW of grid tied solar. ( All numbers from Wiki)

We already import another 30 Terawatt hours of electricity annually from out of state. (as per

Over 50% of Md. home heating is provided by oil and natural gas. The percentage of water heating, and cooking is probably about the same.

If natural gas use is banned, oil, wood, and propane will not be far behind.

So who is going to step up and roughly double electrical generation and unsightly high voltage power lines?

Then local electrical distribution will have to double. Power lines and transformers are not cheap.

Every house using gas will need a service panel upgrade, and new appliances. $$$$$'s to each customer.

Then when everyone is forced into an EV..., hopefully some smart guy/girl will figure it all out.


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Energy Secretary Acknowledges Half of Gas Stoves Could Be Impacted by Government Proposal
“There’s been an awful lot of misinformation that’s been floating around about this,” Granholm told Newhouse.

Granholm acknowledged, however, that half of gas stoves could be impacted under a Department of Energy proposal.

“Half of the gas stoves that are on the market right now wouldn’t even be impacted,” she said.

The Department of Energy (DoE) on Feb. 1 proposed a rule that could effectively take many gas stoves off the market. That proposal came just weeks after a commissioner with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Richard Trumka, Jr., told Bloomberg that a ban on gas stoves was “on the table.”

The CPSC’s chair, Alexander Hoehn-Saric, on Jan. 11 said “I am not looking to ban gas stoves and the CPSC has no proceeding to do so,” walking back Trumka’s comment.

Likewise, Granholm in late January said the notion of a gas stove ban was “so ridiculous” and “just not true,” echoing White House comments on Jan. 11 downplaying talk of a ban.

Yet, an October 2022 internal memorandum from Trumka suggested that the body had enough evidence to propose a gas stove ban in homes this fiscal year.


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New York Close to Passing Statewide Gas Stove Ban on New Homes

Amid a statewide uproar over the plan, the Democrat-led state legislature is set to advance the move as part of Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $227 billion budget blueprint, which heavily focuses on phasing out the use of fossil fuels with a commitment to creating a “cleaner, healthier environment for future generations.”

If passed as is, the measure would prohibit the installation of “fossil fuel equipment” and building systems in the construction of new one-family and smaller multi-family homes, beginning on Dec. 31, 2025. The same prohibition would apply to new larger multi-family homes and commercial buildings starting on Dec. 31, 2028.

This policy means that any new apartments or homes built after the effective dates wouldn’t be allowed to have many other common fossil fuel household items, including furnaces, water heaters, and clothes dryers. The term “fossil-fuel equipment” actually covers a wide range of oil- or gas-powered plumbing, heating, lighting, insulating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigerating equipment, as well as elevators and escalators that run on fossil fuel.


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Dueling Studies

A recent study (pdf), backed by Colorado-based green energy advocacy group Rocky Mountain Institute, attributes nearly 13 percent of current childhood asthma nationwide to gas stove use. That’s similar to the percentage of American childhood asthma attributed to secondhand smoke exposure.

“Gas stove usage should be considered in multi-faceted asthma prevention approaches,” the researchers said. “Given that this exposure is preventable, our study demonstrates that known mitigation strategies will lessen childhood asthma burden from gas stoves.”

However, a comprehensive literature review (pdf) conducted by California consulting firm Catalyst Environmental Solutions found that cooking with gas is “not a significant determinant of residential indoor air quality,” concluding that many scientific studies on this topic have been used in California and other states to falsely claim that gas stoves harm respiratory health.

The researchers, whose research was paid for by the California Restaurant Association, said the asthma risk has more to do with the type of food cooked than the fuel used to cook it.

“Cooking typically relies on cleaner heat sources such as natural gas and electricity and occurs in settings in which care is taken to provide ventilation,” they wrote. “In these settings, the air emissions are due to the type of heat source (i.e., electricity and natural gas), the food being cooked, and the method of cooking.”