Hot topic: is your gas stove destroying the planet?

Gas cooking is a tiny contributor to climate change, but supplying homes and businesses with natural gas is a big one

13 June 2021 - 17:51 By Justin Fox

Of the natural gas burnt in American homes, just 2.8% is used for cooking, according to a 2015 survey by the US Energy Information Administration.

Residential natural gas use in turn makes up just 15% of total US consumption, a percentage that has fallen over the past decade, as natural gas passed coal to become the country’s main power-plant fuel and residential gas use held more or less steady, as it has since the mid 1970s...

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