November 16

Report: Examining the Potential for Electric Cooking in Rwanda

Cooking with firewood is harmful to peoples’ health and the environment, which is why the global push for clean cooking seeks to help people transition to less polluting cooking solutions.

According to the IEA, Rwanda ranks among the top 20 countries worldwide with the lowest percentage of the population with access to clean fuels and technologies. Approximately 93 percent of Rwandan households use biomass for cooking in the form of firewood (76 percent) and charcoal (17 percent), according to the 2022 Population and Housing Census of Rwanda.

Photo courtesy of Joel Kramer.

Source: Sustainable Energy for All (link opens in a new window)

Energy, Health Care, Technology
clean cooking, decarbonization, energy access