It turns out that the pizza oven restrictions may result in an even more carbon emissions
If there is a carbon-cutting rule that may be the straw to break the back of the climate cult, it would be the one New York City just implemented.
My colleague Mary Chastain covered the details yesterday. However, the fallout is continuing from the news.
Big Tech icon Elon Musk slammed the crackdown on coal-and-wood-fired pizzerias.
“This is utter bs. It won’t make a difference to climate change,” Musk, the billionaire honcho whose Tesla company manufactures cleaner electric cars, said on Monday in a tweeted response to a Post story on the new city particulate emission rules targeting iconic slice makers.
Some slice-loving city politicians were beside themselves.
“We will save the planet by putting 9 or 10 fantastic #NYC pizzerias out of business! Gunna really change things you guys!,” said City Council Republican Minority Leader Joe Borelli.
This is utter bs. It won’t make a difference to climate change.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 26, 2023
A real scientist also points out that the end result of these new rules will mean even more carbon is emitted.
Physicist Dr. Will Happer, emeritus of Princeton University and the chair of the CO2 Coalition, told the New York Post that restrictions on wood or coal-fired pizza ovens may increase the carbon footprint of pizza in New York City.
“To the extent that the wood-fired ovens are replaced by electrically heated ovens, which I suppose is what is intended, CO2 emissions will probably increase,” Happer said.
“Even for New York City, most of the electrical power probably comes from burning gas or coal. For a gas-fired pizza oven, all the heat of combustion is used to bake the pizza. For an electrically heated oven, you have to convert electrical power back to heat.”
“It is hard to see how emissions could decrease if people want to continue eating the same amount of pizza,” he added.
Meanwhile, unhappy New Yorkers are expressing their anger at being the victims of another eco-tyrannical dictate…in the form of a very special pizza delivery to its mayor.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams (D) says someone threw pizza over his gate in response to proposed Environmental Protection Dept. rules that pizzerias using coal/wood-fired ovens must cut carbon emissions by up to 75%:
“They could have delivered me the pie and allowed me to eat the pie.” pic.twitter.com/YH1noqHTKM
— The Recount (@therecount) June 26, 2023
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