Monday, February 5

The Department of Energy has released its final rule for the regulation of the energy efficiency of new gas stoves.

At the time that the department initially proposed a much stronger regulation, in early 2023, the Consumer Product Safety Commission had suggested that the health concerns of gas stove emissions could lead them to consider a ban. Congressional leaders pushed back against the possibility of banning gas stoves. The response caused the White House to state that gas stoves were not going to be banned.

The Energy Department scaled back the requirements of their final rule on gas stove emissions as a result. In the initial proposal, the recommended requirement allowed new gas stoves to emit only 1.204 million British Thermal Units (BTUs) of energy. The final rule, a compromise between the manufacturing industry and environmentalists, requires that new gas stoves emit no more than 1.77 million BTUs, a requirement that 97 percent of new stoves available currently meet. The rule goes into effect in 2028.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. energy officials to be prudent in their pursuit of reductions for emissions and energy use.
  • For Secretary Jennifer Granholm to be led by the Lord as she heads the Energy Department.
  • For the president and members of his Cabinet as they make decisions regarding the environment and climate.
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