Joe Biden’s Consumer Product Safety Commission may implement a ban on gas stoves to fight indoor air pollutants.
The potential ban would impact millions of Americans and drive up costs for low-income families. This is from The American Gas Association at Bloomberg:
“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and EPA do not present gas ranges as a significant contributor to adverse air quality or health hazard in their technical or public information literature, guidance, or requirements,” said Karen Harbert, the group’s president.
“The most practical, realistic way to achieve a sustainable future where energy is clean, as well as safe, reliable and affordable, is to ensure it includes natural gas and the infrastructure that transports it.”
The Biden administration came up with one of his fake emergencies – childhood asthma. All of a sudden the gas stove is toxic. All stoves emit byproducts. This is more ridiculous extremism to satisfy his far-left base.
This is a nod to the climate extremists. It is likely in part a response to the lack of gas in Europe. They need gas for survival so they’ll take it from Americans. That’s conjecture, of course. One thing is certain, Biden’s an authoritarian who doesn’t care what Americans want.
According to Bloomberg, a federal agency says a ban on gas stoves is on the table amid rising concern about harmful indoor air pollutants emitted by the appliances.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission plans to take action to address the pollution, which can cause health and respiratory problems.
“This is a hidden hazard,” Richard Trumka Jr., an agency commissioner, said in an interview. “Any option is on the table. Products that can’t be made safe can be banned.”
Richard Trumka, son of the leftist AFL-CiO union leader who is in bed with the administration.
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He it’s great for the economy. Half the people need a new stove over night!
The $800 unit sold yesterday will be $,600 tomorrow!
All u s little guys and pensioners will suffer, but we will be euthanised shortly anyway. Robots are cheaper and don’t vote Republican.
The stupidity of the Bureaucratic State obviously has no Bounds. First, Gas Stoves are efficient and clean. Just as with EVs these people can’t figure out what the impact on the Electrical Grid would be trying to replace Tens of Million Gas Stoves with an Electrical Equivalent.
Since my home is all electric and with Phase 2 of my plans I will be 80% off grid, I was asked just how much Pulling the Plug on Natural Gas impacts your electrical consumption. The impact of a Stove is only about 2 or 3 Kw/h a day and you may need another 1,000 watts of solar panels and another battery pack. The big impact is heating. Heating even a small house can have a 20 Kw/h plus impact. That means at least 5,000 watts more of Solar Panels and at least 4 more 5 Kw/h battery packs. Electric Heating cost is what makes going solar impractical for almost anyone living above 32 or 33 degrees in Latitude.
If 100,000,000 new Electric Stoves were put online, that could mean a 300 Gigawatt increase in Electrical Demand. That’s only a 7.5% increase, but add heating and we are looking at having to increase the National grid capacity by at least 50%. Add to that the idea of going all EV and we would need another 100% increase. To go all EV and do away with Natural Gas by 2035, we would need to build 8000, 1 GigaWatt Nuclear Power Plants, that’s 667 per year. The Math doesn’t even begin to work, but Liberal Bureaucrats aren’t very good at math.