Destroy civilization? Destroy energy creation, including wood stoves

ENERGY is CIVILIZATION!     Bill Whittle explains here.

A Progressive opines, “What to do?”  Destroy as many energy sources as possible.  One asks, what is the largest group of electricity producing power plants in America?  Coal.  Coal fired plants provide 40% of America’s energy usage.  Progressive Obama’s EPA recently issued new regulations to kill them.

Next up?  Wood.  Yes, wood.  Man’s oldest energy source, the fire.  The EPA just issued new regulations to outlaw 80% of wood burning stoves and destroy more American jobs for the workers that make them.  This would be funny if it weren’t true.  You thought the outlawing of one of mankind’s greatest inventions, Thomas Edison’s light bulb wasn’t a problem?  Progressives now are waging war on Benjamin Franklin’s wood stove.  From wikipedia:

a few facts about the “Franklin Stove”: In 1742, Franklin finished his first design which implemented new scientific concepts about heat which had been developed by the Dutch physician Herman Boerhaave (1668–1738), a proponent of Isaac Newton’s ideas.[16] Two years later, Franklin wrote a pamphlet describing his design and how it operated in order to sell his product.[17] Around this time, the deputy governor of Pennsylvania, George Thomas, made an offer to Franklin to patent his design, but Franklin never patented any of his designs and inventions. He believed “that as we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously”.[18] As a result, many others were able to use Franklin’s design and improve it. Although his stove was intended to have the double purpose of cooking and heating a room, as time progressed and new stove designs became available, the Franklin stove’s main use became to heat a room. Many others improved on the Franklin stove design, but to this day, most American fireplaces are box-shaped, similar to the Franklin stove. (comment:  This doesn’t sound like the evil, greedy, white man the Progressives have been warning me about all my life.)

Here are a couple of articles explaining the leviathan’s new orders to kill Franklin’s gift to America which allowed the settlement of America and the creation of mankind’s greatest society.

EPA wood stove ban is heating debate

By Michael Bielawski  POSTED: 03/18/14, 9:29 PM EDT |

CAPITAL REGION >> If the EPA has its way, there may be a wood stove ban going into effect over the next several years, in accordance with new emission standards enacted earlier this year.

According to the EPA, there are about 12 million wood stoves in the US, and about nine million of those are less than half as efficient as the newest models. The EPA says that current wood stove owners would not be affected (a claim disputed by Forbes and other media) and it would only affect the sale of new wood stoves. Manufactures would have five to eight years to comply.

…The new rule drops the amount of particulate emissions allowed from 15 micrograms per cubic meter to 12 micrograms, a standard that 80 percent of current wood stoves don’t meet, according to a Forbes.com report. The story by Larry Bell on Jan. 29 seems to contradict the EPA’s claim that current wood stove owners are exempt. “Older stoves that don’t [meet the standards] cannot be traded in for updated types, but instead must be rendered inoperable, destroyed, or recycled as scrap metal,” wrote Bell.

“The local air pollution agency says I can’t sell my old wood stove to help pay for an EPA-certified wood stove. Why is that?”

Not all wood stove manufacturers are happy. The founder of Earth Outdoor Furnaces, Reg Kelley, called the EPA law “the death knoll of any wood-burning” to Missouri legislators. Missouri has now proposed a bill stating that “All Missourians have a right to heat their homes and businesses using wood-burning furnaces, stoves, fireplaces and heaters.”

Another criticism is that this is another government effort keep us on the power grid. For example, there can never be a meter on a wood stove to run up your energy bill and people can chop their own wood or buy it locally without paying anything to an energy company.

It doesn’t help the EPA that this winter has been especially cold, for example for the first time since 1949, Niagara Falls froze over. According to Fox News meteorologist Brian Wilkes, this year’s winter has been the eighth coldest on record.

Larry Bell at Forbes also explains :

A recent example sets unachievable CO2 emission limits for new power plants. As I reported in my January 14 column, a group within EPA’s own Science Advisory Board (SAB) determined that the studies upon which that regulation was based had never been responsibly peer reviewed, and that there was no evidence that those limits can be accomplished using available technology.

Compared with huge consequences of EPA’s regulatory war on coal, the fuel source that provides more than 40 percent of America’s electricity, a clamp-down on humble residential wood-burning stoves and future water heaters may seem to many people as a merely a trifling or  inconsequential matter. That is, unless it happens to significantly affect your personal life.

Does anyone truly believe they are safe from the war the Progressives are waging upon America?

NO ONE is safe from the leviathan.  No one.

(ps.  A rational person couldn’t make this up.  Events such as these give life to the adage, “Truth is stranger than fiction.”)

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