The Republican-led House Small Business Committee wrote to the Department warn the new rules could put 10-30 percent of manufacturers out of business.
If there has been a more humanity-hating administration than Biden’s, I could not name it.
So far, the Biden administration goons at the Energy Department have come after our:
Now, the Biden Energy Department is targeting our ceiling fans.
The Department of Energy is proposing a rule that would require ceiling fans to be more energy efficient, arguing the move would save U.S. households on energy costs.
According to the Energy Department’s analysis, the new rules would save households about $39 over the lifespan of the new energy-efficient fan. However, the cost to manufacturers associated with the increased equipment will total $86.6 million per year, the department said.
…In a statement to FOX Business on Friday, a DOE spokesperson defended the potential new rule changes, saying, “These proposed standards, which are required by Congress, wouldn’t take effect until 2028, would give Americans more energy efficient options to choose from, and would save hardworking taxpayers up to $369 million per year, while substantially reducing harmful air pollution — a crucial fact that some have conveniently failed to mention.”
The agency said standard residential ceiling fans complying with the proposed rule would cut consumers’ electricity costs to operate fans by roughly 40% compared to with the least-efficient fans currently on the market. The DOE estimates the purchase price of fans would increase by around $10 a piece if the new regulations are put in place, and says that additional cost would be covered by energy bill savings in about four years.
Republicans in the US Congress are pushing back against these new regulations.
Roger Williams, a Republican from Texas who chairs the House Small Business Committee, wrote to Jennifer Granholm, the energy secretary, on Thursday to demand they rethink the plan.
‘This rule would require numerous small business fan manufacturers to redesign their products and may put between 10 and 30 percent of small business ceiling fan manufacturers out of business,’ wrote Williams and his colleagues.
‘It appears that the Department of Energy (DOE) may not have properly considered small entities during this rulemaking process.’
Williams sent Granholm a list of five questions, asking for specifics on the proposal and seeking information on whether the department expects manufacturers to abandon their existing fans, or rework them.
The thrust of the letter is the demand that the Energy Department consider the consequences of the regulations on small businesses instead of trying to deal with the fallout from unintended and unanticipated consequences later. Such an approach would be a dramatic change from how any entity in the Biden administration currently behaves.
A review of the expected savings to consumers versus the impact on manufacturers is staggering.
If the standards are implemented, ceiling fan owners could see energy savings with the new energy-efficient fans by saving $16.69 over the lifespan of the fan for standard ceiling fans.
However, the cost borne by the ceiling fan industry could be hefty, with conversion costs estimated at $107.2 million.
However, when you are a humanity-hating, eco-activist bureaucrat exercising power, the joy of a new regulation is priceless.
I love my ceiling fans more than my stove and air conditioning.
— Dr. Windrunner (@DrWindrunner) August 27, 2023
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