The article titled "Battery-supported eCooking: A transformative opportunity for 2.6 billion people who still cook with biomass" highlights the potential of battery-supported electric cooking (eCooking) to improve the lives of people who still rely on traditional biomass cooking methods. The authors note that the use of traditional biomass fuels for cooking leads to significant health and environmental problems, as well as a heavy burden of time and labour for women and children who typically do the cooking. The article explores the advantages of eCooking, which include reduced health and environmental impacts, increased safety, and improved efficiency. The authors suggest that the use of batteries to support eCooking could address some of the challenges associated with grid connectivity and reliability in many low-income settings. The article concludes by calling for greater investment in battery-supported eCooking and for policies that promote the transition to cleaner and more sustainable cooking technologies in low-income countries.
Elsevier, Energy Policy, Volume 159, December 2021