Global Warming Alarmists Target FAKE Fireplaces

Global Warming Alarmists Target FAKE Fireplaces

gsfrdhrthNot content with regulating real fireplaces and wood stoves out of existence, environmental busybodies under the Obama administration are now proposing new regulations to limit the energy use of “gas-fired hearth products” like decorative fireplaces and stoves. That’s right, those units that provide flame without any logs or paper to catch fire. 

The Daily Caller reports,

The major change DOE demands is the end of continuously burning pilot lights that make it so fireplaces and stoves can be used at a moment’s notice. Instead, the DOE is mandating the use of electric ignition systems to save energy and fight global warming.

The DOE also notes that the price of gas hearths will likely go up because of its mandate. For example, smaller hearth producers could see the costs of making an outdoor hearth increase by $65 per unit. The cost of a vented indoor hearth could increase by $31 per unit because of the electronic ignition system.

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How far will the overreaching go in the dubious name of global warming? (ahem, “climate change” now) What’s next in the silliness, all to please people who bow to junk science as their god? One thing is for sure, you can expect your pocketbook to decrease and your hassles to increase.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2017.

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