Biden Administration Coming After Home Water Heaters to Save Climate

We have to change the weather.

And we have to do it quickly.

Everyone is going to get total swamp ass if we don’t turn the planet into a solid block of ice in the next seven months.

New York Post:

Water heaters could soon be subject to much more stringent efficiency requirements if a recent Department of Energy proposal that has been criticized by Republican lawmakers goes into effect.

In a draft rule unveiled Friday, the Biden administration is seeking to compel most electric water heaters to deploy heat pump technology and gas-fired ones to use condensing technology.

It comes months after the Biden administration ignited a firestorm over feared stove top regulations, after Albany lawmakers enacted a controversial first-in-the-nation gas stove ban in New York.

Today’s actions—together with our industry partners and stakeholders—improve outdated efficiency standards for common household appliances, which is essential to slashing utility bills for American families and cutting harmful carbon emissions,”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

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm

The Biden administration anticipates the regulatory plan, set to go into effect by 2029, will save Americans $198 billion and slash CO2 emissions by 501 million metric tons over the next 30 years.

The department is planning to ratchet up the minimum efficiency standards for gas-fire water heaters, oil-fired storage water heaters, and gas-fired instantaneous water heaters.

The collective efficiency measures were set to save Americans $570 billion over three decades, officials said.

“This proposal reinforces the trajectory of consumer savings that forms the key pillar of Bidenomics and builds on the unprecedented actions already taken by this Administration to lower energy costs for working families across the nation,” Granholm added.

Water heating comprises 23% of consumer utility costs and annual residential energy use, according to the department.

Congress requires the department to produce efficiency standards and it claims it last updated its policy on water heaters in 2010.

These new rules would to new water heaters that hit the market beginning in 2029.

What a really great idea.

This is really helping society a lot.