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Energy Department proposes tighter efficiency standards for gas, electric stoves and ovens
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The Biden administration is set to reignite debate over gas stoves as the Energy Department on Wednesday proposed new efficiency standards for consumer cooking appliances.
The proposed regulations come just weeks after the Biden White House was forced to clarify the president does not support a ban on gas stoves following public outcry after a consumer product safety official suggested that option was "on the table."
In a notice of proposed rulemaking, the Energy Department said it has "tentatively concluded" new energy conservation standards for stove appliances would be technologically feasible and economically justified. The agency proposed new limitations on how much energy electric stove tops (both coil and smooth) and gas cooking tops may consume in a year.
In a shift, the Energy Department proposes to end the prohibition on constant burning pilot lights in gas stoves, but says a stove with a constant burning pilot light would not meet the new efficiency standards.
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