On Wednesday, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08)’s Save Our Gas Stoves Act to block the U.S. Department of Energy from implementing its proposed efficiency standard for gas cooking products passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support.
“I am proud that my Save Our Gas Stoves Act has passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “According to the Department of Energy’s own technical report, 96 percent of the market share of gas stoves will not meet the DOE’s new proposed rule. That is a 96 percent ban. I am grateful for my colleagues’ support on this critical legislation. The U.S. Senate should expeditiously take up and pass this bill to stop this blatant attack on consumer choice.”
This legislation amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to prevent the Secretary of Energy from implementing energy conservation standards if the standards result in the unavailability of a product on account of the type of fuel the product uses. The bill also prohibits the Department of Energy from finalizing and implementing the February 1, 2023, proposed energy efficiency standard for gas cooking products.