Biden Energy Department Issues New Rules For Cooking Appliances

This despite the Consumer Product Safety Commission backing off from outlawing gas stoves last month.

The Department of Energy (DOE) released a proposal for new standards related to consumer conventional cooking methods on Wednesday, not long after a heated controversy over a possible ban on gas stoves.

The proposal is meant to determine technologically feasible avenues to achieve maximum improvement in energy efficiency that are also economically advantageous.

“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 DOE’s proposal stated. “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.”

According to NBC News, these new rules don’t just apply to gas stoves, but also electric ones as well in which the Energy Department claims they will aid in reducing greenhouse gas emissions connected to cooking appliances. Biden mulled banning gas stoves months before the CPSC disclosed this possibility and since 2019 environmentalists have been looking for ways to ban natural gas stoves. It is abundantly clear these new rules are a cynical move that end up driving up the cost of both gas and electric cooking appliances for homeowners, renters, and restaurant owners.