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Energy Department finalizes watered-down gas stove rule

Nancy Vu of The Washington Examiner reports on the Department of Energy’s new gas stove rule.

The C3 Take
  • After much controversy, the Department of Energy has released its finalized efficiency standards for gas stoves.
  • While its February 2023 proposed rule would have made 50% of gas stoves on the market ineligible, the finalized rule will only impact 3% of gas stoves and 23% of electric stoves.
  • The finalized rule will take effect in 2028 and is projected to save consumers $1.6 billion over 30 years on their utility bills.

“The DOE is estimating the standards will decrease carbon emissions by approximately 4 million metric tons cumulatively over the same time span — roughly equivalent to the emissions associated with the energy use of 500,000 households.”

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