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Energy Secretary Granholm insists gas stove standards will only impact high-end models: 'There's no ban'

Posted on AllSides March 24th, 2023
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Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm fielded questions on her department's proposed efficiency standards for gas and electric stove appliances Thursday, reiterating to lawmakers that there is currently no plan to ban gas stoves.

At a budget hearing for fiscal year 2024, Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., asked the secretary to address constituent concerns that "literally 96% of tested residential gas stove tops" would not be in compliance with the proposed draft rule published in February. Newhouse said that if that number was accurate, utilizing gas stoves would be "out of the question for...

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