Sarah Montalbano writes in RealClearEnergy that natural gas hookup bans restrict consumer choice.
- Starting in 2026 natural gas hookups will be banned in all new construction in New York.
- Meanwhile, the Department of Energy has proposed a rule that would effectively ban 50% of the gas stoves that are currently on the market.
- These rules and regulations are costly for consumers and do little to reduce emissions or protect public health.
- Instead of imposing draconian rules in the name of climate, regulators and policymakers must open up the market to drive innovation, which will keep costs affordable for consumers and lead to meaningful emissions reductions.
Read the full article here.