You know that blue cities are coming for your natural gas cooking stoves and furnaces. They don’t like the idea that you’re using a clean, domestic fuel source like natural gas in your home. They want you to use electric heat pumps, powered by natural gas burning at power plants far away. Even if transporting that energy is less efficient. Now, Joe Biden is using emergency war powers to boost the production of heat pumps to replace your natural gas and propane furnaces. Rachel Frazin reports in The Hill, writing:
The Biden administration said Friday that it used wartime authority to bolster manufacturing of energy efficient heating and cooling technology.
It said it was utilizing the Defense Production Act to mobilize the production of heat pumps — technology used to heat or cool someone’s home that is more efficient than traditional heating and air conditioning systems.
The Defense Production Act gives the president the authority to mobilize a certain industry to advance national security, which the administration argues applies to producing more climate-friendly energy.
Giulia Siccardo, director of the Energy Department’s Office of manufacturing and energy supply chains, told The Hill in an interview that the $169 million in funding the department announced Friday would allow companies to construct factories to build heat pumps.
The funds come from the Inflation Reduction Act — the Democrats’ climate, tax and health care law.
“Most of the companies that we announced today, seven out of the nine, are actually not yet manufacturing heat pumps here in the U.S., or heat pump components, in the U.S.Amer at scale” Siccardo said.
She said that going through the Defense Production Act allows the administration “to quickly deploy funding to be able to add or convert manufacturing capacity.”
The department’s actions are expected to produce pumps “to meet the needs of over 300,000 homes,” she said.
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