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As heating bills spike, how can Europe protect its poor?

Gas cooker

Thomson Reuters Foundation Millions of Europeans face fuel poverty this winter as gas prices hit unprecedented highs, forcing governments to offer a raft of reforms, rules and sweeteners to cushion the blow. The spectre of soaring heating bills – after a pandemic that has already savaged incomes – has led some countries to come up […]

Global push for clean cooking under fire from coronavirus slowdown

Cooking Thailand

London, UKThomson Reuters Foundation Efforts to reduce reliance on wood and dung fires for cooking and get cleaner, climate-friendly alternatives into use are likely to face serious disruption as a result of economic woes related to the coronavirus pandemic, researchers said last week. An April global survey of more than 100 clean cookstove manufacturers, distributors […]

Dirty fuels kill millions as investment in clean cooking runs short

Cooking in China

Nairobi, KenyaThomson Reuters Foundation Meagre investment is hindering countries’ ability to meet a global target to ensure universal access to clean, modern cooking fuel by 2030 and end the millions of deaths caused by indoor pollution every year, say clean energy experts. Three billion people globally cook with dirty solid fuels such as charcoal and […]

Kenya vows to cut emissions as dirty stoves and fuels kill 21,500 a year

Kenya cooking

Nairobi, KenyaThomson Reuters Foundation More than 21,500 Kenyans die each year from cooking with traditional fuels like charcoal and firewood, new government data showed on Tuesday, as authorities pledged to meet a global goal of universal access to clean cooking energy by 2030. The health risks were greatest in rural areas, where 90 per cent […]