Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Biden Regime Ready to Ban Water Heaters, Gas-Powered Generators

"In many cases, the monthly savings never make up for the upfront cost of the equipment... '

(Dmytro “Henry” AleksandrovHeadline USA) After attacking gas stoves, the Joe Biden administration has launched a war against water heaters and gas-powered generators, even though regular Americans need both.

On Friday, the Department of Energy announced a plan to crack down on home water heaters.

“Today’s actions — together with our industry partners and stakeholders — improve outdated efficiency standards for common household appliances, which is essential to slashing utility bills for American families and cutting harmful carbon emissions,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said.

The DOE would force cheaper gas heaters off the market, even though non-condensing gas-fired heaters are cheaper and have a smaller size and lower installation costs, the Daily Wire reported.

The department also added that the new rule would go into effect in 2029 if adopted within the proposed timeline. The DOE claimed that the proposed standards could still be revised after it will listen to public comments and hold a public hearing.

In addition to water heaters, the Biden administration also pushed a proposal to ban almost all portable gas generators, with people saying that it would be disastrous for the millions of Americans who rely on the devices during emergencies like power outages, the Epoch Times reported.

The policy that was proposed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission would remove nearly all existing portable gas generators from the market.

The new rule would also restrict the amount of carbon monoxide that generators can emit by forcing these generators to switch off when they reach a certain level of emissions, the news source reported.

While smaller gas generators would have to cut carbon monoxide emissions by 50%, larger generators would have to cut emissions by up to 95%. Nearly all models of gas generators that are currently available on the market are expected to not be in compliance with the new standard.

Manufacturers would have to comply with the proposed rules once they come into effect in just six months, even though it usually takes several years. Additionally, manufacturers would be banned from stockpiling noncompliant generators before the new standards are enacted.

The agency’s proposal will “create a shortage of essential portable generators during regional and national emergencies because it will prevent the sale of portable generators that are currently available on the market,” Susan Orenga, executive director of the Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association, said.

Copyright 2023. No part of this site may be reproduced in whole or in part in any manner without the permission of the copyright owner. To inquire about licensing content, use the contact form at https://headlineusa.com/advertising.
- Advertisement -