The Government Really Is Coming After Gas Stoves
When we reported last month that a federal government entity was taking aim at natural gas stoves, many thought, this can’t possibly be true.
Well, now there is a second federal agency talking about doing the same thing.
The Energy Department has now presented its proposal, that would set limits on energy consumption for natural gas burning stoves.
The industry believes that this could eliminate natural gas stoves right out of business.
While trying to eliminate natural gas stoves, the federal government also wants to set limits on electric ovens.
"We are concerned that this is another attempt by the federal government to use regulations to remove viable and efficient natural gas products from the market," Karen Harbert, president of the American Gas Association, said to Bloomberg News.
When Richard Trumka, Jr., commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, first floated the idea of banning gas stoves … many thought this was some kind of radical joke and that it couldn’t possibly happen.
If you missed our previous coverage about this topic, here is a link to catch up.
Now, the United States Energy Department is saying the very same thing.
40 percent of United States households cook with natural gas stoves.
Most all professional chefs and restaurants use natural gas. It cooks more evenly versus electric stoves.
And, natural gas is more cost effective versus electric.
Many restauranteurs have come forward to confirm that should they be mandated to use electric stoves, that it could put them out of business.
SOURCE: Bloomberg News.
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