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SHOCKING: Biden Admin’s War on Gas Appliances Exposed!

The Biden administration claims it isn’t targeting gas stoves or other fossil fuel-powered household appliances, but its “building electrification” agenda is set to do exactly that, according to several energy policy experts who spoke to the Daily Caller News Foundation. The Department of Energy (DOE) labeled the idea of a gas stove ban as a “myth” and “misinformation” in a May 2023 blog post, following Consumer Product Safety Commission Commissioner Richard Trumka Jr.’s suggestion that a ban was “on the table” in a January 2023 Bloomberg interview. Yet, the administration’s push for “building electrification” aims to achieve the same result under a different guise.

Dan Kish, a senior research fellow for the Institute for Energy Research, highlighted the broader implications of this agenda. “The whole ‘building electrification’ effort is part of the centralized control impulse of people who gravitate to government or stand to cash in on the latest fad, irrespective of its costs or impacts on regular Americans,” Kish told the DCNF. He emphasized that the U.S. was established as a Constitutional Republic to limit government control, but now, control freaks are attempting to expand the government’s reach by dictating how we live.

In April, the DOE released a report detailing its plans to decarbonize America’s building stock by promoting electric vehicles, electric appliances, and significant changes to the utility industry. The Biden administration has also banned natural gas use in new federal buildings starting in 2030 and invested heavily in helping state and local governments develop ambitious green building codes.

On Thursday, the DOE defined “zero-emissions” buildings, with two of the three minimum criteria being “free of on-site emissions from energy use” and “powered solely from clean energy.” Steve Everly, a senior managing director for FTI Consulting’s energy and natural resources practice, criticized this move. “The feds are outlining yet another set of ‘rules’ for decarbonization, this time focused on zero-emissions buildings,” Everly wrote on X. He noted the irony in the administration’s claim that there is no federal effort to ban or restrict natural gas use.

OH Skinner, the executive director of the Alliance for Consumers, echoed these concerns, suggesting that “building electrification” is a backdoor method to drastically alter how Americans live. “They’re saying, ‘We’re not banning gas stoves, we’re just pushing broad housing efficiency and building code standards for health and safety that make it nearly impossible for normal consumers or businesses to access products they may want,’” Skinner told the DCNF. He compared it to vehicle fuel efficiency standards, where bureaucrats claim they aren’t banning gas-powered cars but impose standards that make electric cars the only viable option for most people.

The administration has also issued numerous regulations targeting household appliances, such as furnaces, water heaters, dishwashers, and portable gas-powered generators. These standards often push for more energy-efficient, electric, and typically more expensive appliances, placing a burden on consumers.

Gabriella Hoffman, director of the Center for Energy and Conservation at the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), pointed out the administration’s disconnect from public sentiment. “The Biden administration doesn’t think its policies are being challenged or are unpopular, but the reality is pretty clearly the opposite,” Hoffman told the DCNF. She argued that attacking constituents’ personal choices is not a winning strategy. Hoffman also noted that the cost of upgrading a home to meet the administration’s regulations could run into thousands of dollars, a heavy burden for average Americans already struggling with inflation.

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