Not only is the Biden administration trying to go after people's gas stoves, but they also want to make it much more expensive to cool your house.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a 40% production cut of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in 2024, meaning that the coolant needed to keep home air conditioners running is about to get even more expensive than it already is.
A 10% cut put in place in 2022 has already led to coolants like HFC-410a, the most common coolant in home air conditioners today, to triple in price. Refilling coolant after a leak now costs most homeowners $150-200 more than a few years ago, and that could increase another $600 or more under the new cuts.
Combining this hydrofluorocarbon cut with other planned EPA regulations outlawing all but the most efficient systems in 2025 will mean more huge price increases for consumers.
The Department of Energy also has regulations in place that make up-front costs for homeowners so prohibitive that they likely won't earn back the cost in energy savings over the life of the unit. Costs are running nearly $1,000 per unit to comply with those regulations.
Done under the guise of the "need to confront the global climate crisis," the moves seem more in line with a more secret initiative to discourage people from owning anything, as detailed in the World Economic Forum's Great Reset plan.
Decisions like this used to be made in light of the impact on consumers, but now the powers that be don't really care about consumers because in their heart of hearts, they don't want people to own things.
The entire mode of operating has changed, and most people won't even know it until they want to buy something and find out it costs 12 times as much as it did before.
The Biden administration's regulations now include furnaces, incandescent light bulbs, washing machines, refrigerators, dishwashers, ceiling fans, water heaters, and other home appliances.
They have no trouble telling you that you need to do absolutely unaffordable things in order to "cut emissions" or some such nonsense.
Meanwhile, China has more than twice our emissions and is making no move to cut anything. In fact, they are continuing to expand and develop, which will increase their emissions.
Even if cutting emissions was a positive thing, and I'm not sure it is, the U.S. cannot singlehandedly cut enough emissions to reverse whatever impact they are claiming will result.
But if these regulations result in people owning nothing, it will still be successful in the eyes of progressives.