Biden Hits Air Conditioners With New Rule – Over 100 New Energy Rules Added So Far

Biden was out there smirking that he had implemented  over “100 new rules” because there is nothing a totalitarian regime likes more than “Rules.” No joke. This as it was announced yesterday that Air Conditioners were on the “hit list” and more Rules are on the way. So I thought I would check it out. No joke, he has. Here is the link.

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Takes More Than 100 Actions in 2022 to Strengthen Energy Efficiency Standards and Save Families Money.

After they just announced the gas stove was on the block (despite multiple denials), the Biden administration – this time the Department of Energy – has announced new rules for air conditioners and air cleaners they say will make common household items more efficient. Yes, Granholm, the savant in the Energy Department. Bunks earlier post:

Energy Secretary Granholm Says They Don’t Want To Ban All Gas Stoves — Just SOME Gas Stoves

Just a few highlights of the regime’s attack on consumers.

This is the 110th action to strengthen energy efficiency standards that the Administration has taken in 2022. These 110 actions span a range of household products—everything from air conditioners and furnaces, to clothes washers and dryers, to kitchen appliances and water heaters—as well as commercial and industrial equipment.

  • Lightbulbs: Today’s proposed rule to strengthen lightbulb efficiency standards would deliver cumulative consumer savings of $20 billion and reduce carbon emissions by 131 million metric tons over 30 years. These benefits are in addition to DOE’s final actions earlier this year to implement a nearer-term phaseout of inefficient incandescent bulbs, which will save consumers nearly $3 billion annually, while reducing carbon emissions by 222 million metric tons over 30 years—the equivalent of what 28 million homes emit in a year.
  • Gas Furnaces: DOE proposed new standards for residential gas furnaces—which had not been significantly strengthened in over three decades—to achieve a 95% annual fuel utilization efficiency level, improvements that will save consumers $1.9 billion annually. Over 30 years, the rule would reduce carbon emissions by 373 million metric tons and methane emissions by 5.1 million tons, the equivalent of what 61 million homes emit in a year.
  • Room Air Conditioners: American households purchase over seven million room air conditioners each year. DOE issued a proposed rule to boost the efficiency of these units, which would save consumers up to $275 over the life of the product. The proposal would also reduce carbon emissions over 30 years by nearly 50 million metric tons, the equivalent of what more than 6 million homes emit in a year.
  • Clothes Dryers: DOE proposed stronger efficiency standards for both electric and gas clothes dryers, which could save the average household $36 on annual utility bills. Over 30 years, the rule would reduce carbon emissions by 116 million metric tons, the equivalent of what 14.6 million homes emit in a year.

In fact there are few household appliances that are not up for review.

About the Air Conditioners just announced-

As the Epoch Times notes, the new rules are anticipated to cost manufacturers around $82.1 million to implement.

“What these mandates, what these standards, do is enforce a level of efficiency that doesn’t make sense,” Ben Lieberman, a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, told Fox News. “And they compromise product quality. We’ve already seen this to an extent with cost of clothes washer standards.”

“That’s another problem—this is a regulatory program that’s very long in the tooth and you’re getting to the point where clothes washers—this might be the fifth time they’ve been regulated,” Lieberman added. “So we’re really chasing after diminishing or nonexistent marginal returns.”

More via the Epoch Times:

The rules for air cleaners would be implemented over the next 12 months, beginning in 2024, while the rule for air conditioners will begin in 2026. According to the agency, doing so will eliminate 106 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over three decades. Sure.

Critics have called the new rules tantamount to federal overreach

According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, the standards “too stringent and will have a negative, disproportionate impact on low-income households and historically marginalized communities.”

In 2022, the group suggested that the DOE “reassess parts of its analysis with respect to proposed standards levels … and some of the assumptions upon which the analysis is based,” adding “… DOE must conduct further analysis to determine how increasingly stringent standards disproportionately affect low-income households and historically marginalized communities, as required…”

But its not just homes that will be effected. The intent is to hit various industries and that will cost the really big bucks. All of this of course will raise the price not just on the items, but various industries and will pass on their costs.

John Kerry is not done with us either,

Maria Bartiromo’s panel discusses the topic on Monday.

An Update on Yesterday’s post. Sometimes the hubris and self-delusion just goes too far…

Jim Jordan Demands Docs After IRS “Attempt To Intimidate” Journalist Matt Taibbi During Govt Weaponization Hearing

From Bunks post:

The best of the swamp.

26 Responses to “Biden Hits Air Conditioners With New Rule – Over 100 New Energy Rules Added So Far”

  1. Welcome to the Peoples Republic of Santa Monica, CA | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] Hits Air Conditioners With New Rule – Over 100 New Energy Rules Added So Far… […]


  2. Terri D. Says:

    Good grief. And the liberals have the audacity to call conservatives fascists.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Baysider Says:

    I promised air conditioning to a new tenant. Called my HVAC guy to get it started yesterday and he told me the quote is no longer good. New rules have made even ones still sitting in warehouses illegal to install. I was told to expect a lot more money. He said they are in reality no better, just more expensive. Sigh….

    “More efficient light bulbs” are looking at ONE facet only: energy use. They ignore the physiological effects of most of these energy efficient bulbs, especially for home use in the evening hours. Turns out, while not perfect, we NEED that red light spectrum incandescents put out. The part the climate priests call “wasted energy.” It’s not wasted at all. The options that produce a steep blue spike at anywhere over 2200 kelvin damage eyes and have other negative effects. A good layman’s summary of many studies I’ve read here.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. GP Says:

    Biden knows he won’t live long enough to have to deal with all of his own exec orders, etc.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Baysider Says:

      They all love to kick the can down the road. Look at Macron. He stood up to reality and got riots. Ok, there’s a better way to do that, and I don’t like Macron. But it shows what can happen when you try to ‘deal with’ reality – a politician’s worst nightmare. Ditto for Bibi now over the courts issues.

      Liked by 2 people

      • bunkerville Says:

        The world is on fire.. add the Netherlands…Nigeria…. yet the days of news covering the world with having reporters stationed in Russia, Far East and where ever is long gone.
        Twitter covers a lot more now, and then the various country’s news papers.


    • bunkerville Says:

      Good point. I am not sure he even is aware of what he signs… the set up the prompter and that is it… no pressers.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. MaddMedic Says:

    Our economy stinks, banks failing, Russia, China, debt increasing and they’re after appliances?? Because Globull warmening!!! Gimme a break from this shitshow!!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Bigus Macus Says:

    I’m so tried of all this shitshow.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    They want to take everything that brings comfort to life, and freedom of choice.
    Molon Labe.

    Liked by 3 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      That is about the size of it. Add that all of these items have their lifespan reduced as well.

      Liked by 2 people

    • markone1blog Says:

      If you are going to offer the “come and take it” challenge to the joking gun grabber, I hope you are well-bermed in and well stocked.

      Remember Dementia Joe’s comments on this matter: we would need F-15’s and nukes to take him on

      I’m on your side and think that both the never-have-worked gun laws should be reversed along with the closure of a number of the insane asylums (called “freeing the patients” by Democrats and “reducing expenses” by Republicans).

      Liked by 1 person

      • markone1blog Says:

        By the way, if you wonder what I am referring to when I say “the joking gun grabber,” refer to my 11:30 a.m. post today.

        Liked by 1 person

      • peter3n Says:

        Ya gotta give the Dems credit though they formulate a plan incubate it , hatch it though it may take a hundred years or more. Meanwhile the republicans head for the hills after 4-8 years while apologizing for anything positive they have done for the country. Listen to the lyrics of “Skypilot” by the Animals – “ …never never never reach the sky.”

        Liked by 1 person

      • markone1blog Says:

        To be clear, I think all of the Bill of Rights was meant to keep the government in check. Therefore, if citizens can afford the weapons the government would level at its citizenry, then the citizens should be allowed to purchase those weapons.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Ed Bonderenka Says:

        I recently bought an AR pistol in 7.62×39 and a lot of feed for it with a green laser to hip fire with.
        I meant Molon Labe on my appliances, but if you read about me answering the door, remember me kindly.

        Liked by 2 people

      • markone1blog Says:

        I have a Ring front door camera and can check the front door from my phone, fire stick tv, and computer. Although there are “No solicitors” signs in the neighborhood, we get a number of those. Likewise, there is a mockingbird that has a s***fit when the reflection is just right on the window near that door camera.


      • bunkerville Says:

        Didn’t know Ed you could have a setup lie that. Good luck


  8. peter3nj Says:

    Should the nearly impossible happen come November 5th, 2024 can a republican president roll back what amounts to cruel and heavy handed restrictions on everyday life for the middle and lower classes? It would seem the end game is all electric vertical gulags for the masses powered by billions of rodents running on hamster wheels with minority run businesses supplying those rodents, removing the exhausted dead and dying and cleaning up the millions of tons of droppings which can then be converted into Soylent Green type of nutrition for both the indigent hanging out all day in their hoods along with the working classes of mice and men. Meanwhile the corporate and all other manner of elites and drugged up ruling classes will have oil wells producing jet fuels so they can fly to their fantasy islands stocked with all manner of deviant pleasures. Compared to what the Marxists have in store for us Orwell’s Animal Farm was a vacation spot. While this may appear imbecilic on its face so does the left’s designs on what is left of western civilization… and they are on track to pulling it off with the help of the ignorant asleep at the wheel masses. Damn, where did I leave my medications,,,again!

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      The poor lightbulb….how long will my stash of the old ones last? Hope long enough. Last time around as I recall, the last american bulb factory closed. I am sure China’s are so much better,

      Liked by 1 person

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