Efficient Appliances for People & the Planet

Menu

Electrifying Cooking in Europe

With support from the European Climate Foundation (ECF), CLASP is working with partners across Europe to raise awareness about the health risks of cooking with gas and brings technical evidence to accelerate the transition to electric cooking.

Materials are available in Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Slovak, and Spanish at the bottom of the page. You may also find a Google Translate option for the webpage.

40+ years of research links respiratory, mental, and other health risks to indoor gas stove pollution.

It’s Time to Electrify Cooking

Across Europe, millions of people sit down to dinner prepared on gas hobs and ovens, completely unaware of the invisible air pollution surrounding them. Cooking with gas releases toxic pollutants – including nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), and ultrafine particles – into the air, putting the health of those households at risk.

Like the emissions from a car exhaust pipe, breathing the pollution from burning fossil gas in your kitchen will have a negative impact on your family. Forty years of research have shown that the air pollution from using gas cooking appliances can cause respiratory diseases like asthma. Children and low-income communities face the greatest risk of negative health effects.

The active review of the domestic cooking appliances Ecodesign and Energy Labelling regulations in the EU and the UK offers an opportunity to eliminate the health risks from burning fossil gas in kitchens across all of Europe. These updated policies that take new gas cooking appliances off of shelves can be further accelerated with the phase-out of existing stock through additional national and local policies.

It is time to seize the moment and transition toward clean, electric cooking technologies like hot plates and induction.

gas burner with blue flames

CLASP is partnering with organisations, advocates and experts from across sectors to raise awareness on the consequences of gas cooking and develop a robust evidence base in favour of clean cooking policies in the EU and UK.

Now, a growing network of civil society and environmental organizations is calling on governments in London, Brussels, and across the EU to take policy action to protect communities from the hazards of gas cooking.

Resources by Language

Dutch

See our resources in Dutch

English

See our resources in English


Reports:

Factsheets:

Videos:

Webinar recordings:

Partner resources:

Press releases:

Press:

French

See our resources in French


Reports:

Factsheets:

Partner resources:

Press releases:

Press:

German

See our resources in German

Hungarian

See our resources in Hungarian

Italian

See our resources in Italian

Romanian

See our resources in Romanian

Slovak

See our resources in Slovak

Spanish

See our resources in Spanish

Get Involved

To keep up to date with new research, follow @CLASPappliances and use the hashtag #CookCleanerEurope.

Please contact clasp.europe@clasp.ngo for more information on how to become a partner.

close

Sign up for the CLASP newsletter

Close