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The campaign to ban gas stoves is heating up
Yahoo! News ^ | January 16, 2022 | by Mike Bebernes

Posted on 01/16/2022 1:16:08 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Over the past three years, dozens of cities across the country have banned natural gas hookups in newly constructed buildings as part of a growing campaign to reduce carbon emissions from homes. The movement scored a major victory last month, when New York City’s outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a ban on gas hookups in new buildings.

Though new laws apply to the entire home, the policy debate often focuses on one room in particular: the kitchen. Gas stoves account for a relatively small share of the emissions released by a typical household, but they’ve become a proxy for a larger fight over how far efforts to curb at-home natural gas consumption in the name of fighting climate change should go.

The debate over gas stoves is really a two-part conversation, with one element focusing on the environmental harms of at-home natural gas consumption in general, and the other specifically on the indoor pollution that gas cooktops create.

Climate change activists see gas bans as a powerful way to reduce the greenhouse gases created by buildings, which account for about 13 percent of total U.S. emissions. They argue that — unlike burgeoning technologies like a green power grid and electric vehicles — clean alternatives to gas heaters, appliances and stoves are readily available to most consumers. Critics of the bans, on the other hand, are skeptical of how much they’ll really reduce emissions, worry about increasing costs for homeowners and argue that market-based solutions will be most effective at promoting a transition to electrified homes.

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1 posted on 01/16/2022 1:16:08 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My propane stove saved the day last February here in Central Texas. Ercot cut off the electricity, so the central heat (also propane) couldn’t be used. The stove kept the house above 50 thru the ordeal.


2 posted on 01/16/2022 1:19:01 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

In an earthquake prone area I could understand this. But as an environmental issue it is silly.


3 posted on 01/16/2022 1:19:47 PM PST by Fai Mao (I don't think we have enough telephone poles.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Gas stoves account for a relatively small share of the emissions released by a typical household, but they’ve become a proxy for a larger fight over how far efforts to curb at-home natural gas consumption in the name of fighting climate change should go.


4 posted on 01/16/2022 1:20:52 PM PST by Flick Lives
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To: Dalberg-Acton

“ My propane stove saved the day last February here in Central Texas. Ercot cut off the electricity, so the central heat (also propane) couldn’t be used. The stove kept the house above 50 thru the ordeal.”

Same. Except we have natural gas here. It held out. Fire and stove.


5 posted on 01/16/2022 1:22:12 PM PST by stanne
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Global cooling, global warming, acid rain, peak oil, carbon emissions, it never ends, always another demon in rhe wings waiting to terrify the planet. It’s not about any of that, the real intent is control through more government and interminable laws. Never accept the premise for once you do, you are on defense and cannot win.


6 posted on 01/16/2022 1:24:44 PM PST by Fungi
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yes it is much more efficient to burn coal to produce the electricity to heat the the frying pan on the electric stove than burning natural gas to heat the the frying pan.
/s

(And who needs to keep warm or cook when the electricity is down due to storms or brownouts?)


7 posted on 01/16/2022 1:25:28 PM PST by hanamizu
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They’ve already attacked cow farts so this is par for the course in terms of absurdity. Human fart taxation or something will one day be coming down the pike so to speak.


8 posted on 01/16/2022 1:29:19 PM PST by xp38
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To: Fungi

Last night it was -12 here..
Where is that globull warming when you need it?


9 posted on 01/16/2022 1:30:15 PM PST by joe fonebone (bush league chamber of commerce worshiping republiCAN'Ts are the enemy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Those activists must only order in. It’s obvious they know nothing about cooking


10 posted on 01/16/2022 1:30:25 PM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So instead, the power company can burn twice as much gas to boil water, turn turbines, produce electricity and heat up a couple hundred miles of wires to save the earth while I’m heating up a frozen pizza. Maybe add government controls to the oven door so that I can’t open it multiple times to check my pizza, but have to get permission from the Bureau of Kitchens to open it once when done.


11 posted on 01/16/2022 1:31:06 PM PST by KarlInOhio (I stand behind Alec Baldwin. It is far too dangerous to stand in front of him.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s.. propane stove (cooks better and alternative heat source if needed, runs my BBQ Grill, runs my back up generator, runs one of the fireplaces and heats my garage.

F the environmental morons.. my clean energy works fine.


12 posted on 01/16/2022 1:31:22 PM PST by maddog55 (The only thing systemic in America is the left's hatred of it!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Heating using electric appliances is a big waste.
It is convenient, yes, but quite expensive. The reason being that electricity has to be generated from heat, loosing most of this of energy on the way.


13 posted on 01/16/2022 1:32:03 PM PST by AZJeep (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0AHQkryIIs)
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Can’t wait for the world class chef’s in woke restaurants find out they have to cook on an electric stove.

Good times ahead....


14 posted on 01/16/2022 1:33:37 PM PST by Herodes
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To: Dalberg-Acton

Heating your home with a gas stove is risky. You really aren’t supposed to do that. And get a carbon monoxide detector.

You can also power your gas or pellet stove’s electric component with a generator. See what wattage your unit requires and pre-wire a safe connection.

The portable catalytic heaters are cleaner burning and made for indoor use. Most of the newer ones shut off if they reduce the ambient oxygen too much.


15 posted on 01/16/2022 1:35:20 PM PST by Cold Heart (CMSM, Corrupt Main Street Media)
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Yes, we know that. However, if the power is out they keep us and the pipes from freezing.


16 posted on 01/16/2022 1:39:41 PM PST by SuzyQue
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s best to have a range (Pardon the pun) of options ... when my folks built their home in the 1968 they got a gold medal from the rurual electric co-op for having an all electric home.

That was fine until the blizzard of 78 when we almost froze and had to be evacuated.

THEN my folks installed Franklin stoves.

When Hubs and I were picking out appliances for our house I wanted a gas stove because it cooks faster and also you still have gas if the electric goes out.


17 posted on 01/16/2022 1:44:09 PM PST by Cloverfarm (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem ...)
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To: Herodes
Can’t wait for the world class chef’s in woke restaurants find out they have to cook on an electric stove.

I prefer an electric oven (better recovery when the door is opened) but insist on gas stove top.

18 posted on 01/16/2022 1:46:38 PM PST by FatherofFive (We support Trump. Not the GOP)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wait till the heat is cut off from your home. We have propane radiant heat and a gas stove. It’ll be a cold day in hell when they make me use an electric stove to cook with. I had one in my lifetime, in an apartment we rented while waiting for our house to be built. Never again.


19 posted on 01/16/2022 1:47:51 PM PST by lucky american (Progressives are attacking our rights and y'all will sit there and take it.)
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Gas Cooking stoves use very little gas. Just hook up with small Propane tank like used on BBQ Grills.

Keep the Propane Tank outside. Use proper flexible line and change burner orifices sized for Propane. Let’s Go Brandon !!!


20 posted on 01/16/2022 1:54:31 PM PST by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA. (Owner of Stars and Bars Flags))
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