Let’s Make Clean Cooking Technologies Available To All

Harmful cooking techniques are used at a huge cost to the environment and the health of inhabitants of these households. FILE PHOTO | NMG

By Business Daily

Kenya’s Ministry of Energy aims to deliver modern, clean cooking solutions to all, two years ahead of the 2030 global target. In order to make this a reality, it will require sustained action in this decade.

This requires doing things differently, disrupting our way of thinking, as business as usual will not lead to achievement of global and national aspirations.

Today, usage of firewood, charcoal, kerosene and other harmful cooking technologies in Kenya, remain in wide use, despite the many associated perils.

According to the 2019 Kenya Cooking Sector Study commissioned by Clean Cooking Association of Kenya (CCAK) in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, two out of three households in the country use wood fuel (including charcoal and firewood); with another 14 percent using kerosene.

These harmful technologies are used at a huge cost to the environment and the health of inhabitants of these households. Read more

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