Leftists to Ban Ice Makers Because of Hoax Global Warming
Posted by FactReal on April 27, 2011
|GOVERNMENT NEXT TARGET: ICE MAKERS
Via Washington Times:
|Ice makers are the latest target in the left’s ongoing war against the conveniences of modern life. Earlier this month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued a report that may condemn this essential household item to the contraband list that already includes functional light bulbs, toilets, washing machines and showerheads.
Those [using] ice cubes are guilty of increasing their refrigerator’s energy consumption by about 12 to 20 percent. That’s unacceptable to global-warming alarmists at the Department of Energy (DOE) who are hard at work finalizing regulatory standards for the fridge. The proposed changes will increase prices by an estimated $2 billion per year, but DOE justifies this added expense by claiming consumers would save $37 in electricity costs over the lifetime of a typical side-by-side.
…Liberals, however, have no interest in letting the public decide what types of products suit their particular needs…Distributing a product that fails to meet with [Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen] Hogan’s approval carries a typical fine of $7,300 per item. That adds up quickly. Last year, DOE accused a company of producing a showerhead that worked a little bit too well. For this “crime,” DOE demanded payment of $1.9 million and destruction of this highly effective product.
That’s the left’s idea of “choice.” (…)