Ecuador’s Ministry of Electricity is relaunching a program to promote the use of electric induction stoves and electric-powered water heating. The new initiative was announced March 5 in Quito. In 2014, the government implemented the program to encourage citizens to switch to induction cooking in an attempt to reduce the dependence on petroleum LP gas for cooking. From 2014 to 2017, the government expected the sale of 3.5 million induction stoves but that number fell far short, with only 750.000 devices had been sold by the end of 2017. Elsy Parodi — who served as Ministry of Electricity and Renewable…
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