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Clean Cookstoves

Cookstoves that use biomass and open fires are the primary means of cooking and heating for more than three billion people worldwide. Unfortunately, the use of cookstoves can be harmful to human health and negatively impact the physical environment. Cookstoves affect primarily women and children, and they are attributed to two million premature deaths each year. Cookstoves also strain the surrounding environment and natural resources, and they contribute to climate change. Cleaner and more efficient stoves are available and have the potential to improve livelihoods and meet clean energy goals. From this page, users can explore options for cleaner, more efficient cookstoves; create a thriving market for these products; and develop policies that eliminate barriers to distributing this simple, efficient technology.

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A Cross-Sectional Review: Impacts and Sustainability of Small-Scale Renewable Energy Projects In Developing Countries

To better understand the impacts and the conditions that influence sustainability of these projects, the research presented in this paper…

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Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Date:

19 July 2014

Policy Data

A Rough Guide to Clean Cookstoves

This synopsis of clean cookstoves provides a short overview of the health consequences of unimproved cooking facilities, compares manufactured versus…

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Differ

Date:

1 March 2012

Deployment Data

Accelerating Access to Energy

This report describes what is meant by the “energy deficit,” which represents a barrier to inclusive growth and poverty reduction.…

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Shell Foundation

Date:

1 December 2014

Deployment Data

Access to Clean Energy: A Glimpse of Off-Grid Projects in India

This report presents a collection of case studies on successful off-grid projects implemented throughout India, including gasifier, biogas, biofuel, cook…

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Government of India

United Nations

Winrock International

Date:

1 October 2011

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Accelerating the LPG Transition: Global Lessons from Innovative Business and Distribution Models

This report examines how ten countries have switched, or are planning to switch, from traditional fuels such as wood, coal,…

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The World LPG Association (WLPGA)

WLPGA

Date:

30 September 2015

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Africa Clean Energy Corridor: Analysis of Infrastructure for Renewable Power in Eastern and Southern Africa

The Africa Clean Energy Corridor initiative aims to transform the continent’s energy mix by promoting the development of clean, indigenous,…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Date:

1 December 2015

Policy Data

Africa 2030: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future

This report—which is based on a country-by-country assessment of supply, demand, renewable energy potential and technology prospects—recommends 14 actions to…

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International Renewable Energy Agency

Date:

1 January 2015

Policy Data

Advancing Gender in the Environment: Making The Case For Women in the Energy Sector

This brief reviews the role of women in the formal energy sector. It presents evidence that women’s equal participation in…

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

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Analyzing the Costs and Benefits of Clean and Improved Cooking Solutions

The publication provides insights into some of the complications inherent in the private household and social cost-benefit “calculus” of interventions…

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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Date:

1 January 2016

Tools and Websites

An Approach to Sustainable Development Based Energy and Climate Policy

This report describes how planning for India’s energy future requires addressing multiple and simultaneous economic, social and environmental challenges. It…

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CPR Climate Initiative

Date:

27 August 2015

Publication

Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy (Website)

Ashden champions and promotes practical, local energy solutions that cut carbon, protect the environment, reduce poverty, and improve people’s lives.…

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Ashden

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Assessing the Climate and Health Co-Benefits of Clean Cooking - Technical Workshop Meeting Report

A meeting was held in July 2015 to convene expert scientists from both the health and environment/climate communities. Purposes of…

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Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Date:

17 July 2015

Deployment Data

Benin: Increased Access to Modern Energy Project

This project appraisal document provides an example of project design for a government-led energy access project. The document outlines the…

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The World Bank

Date:

1 May 2009

Publication

Behavior Change Approaches for Clean Cooking

This brief introduces a series of technical briefs that was developed to share lessons learned from the first three USAID|TRAction…

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BEHAVIOR CHANGE APPROACHES FOR CLEAN COOKING

Date:

8 October 2015

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Biofuels in Africa: Opportunities, Prospects, and Challenges

This book examines the potential of African countries to produce biofuels for export or domestic consumption and looks at the…

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World Bank Group

Date:

1 December 2011

Publication

Bioenergy Policy Implementation in Africa: Conference Summary

This report provides a summary of the Competence Platform on Energy Crop and Agroforestry Systems for Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems…

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Competence Platform on Energy Crop and Agroforestry Systems for Arid and Semi-Arid Ecosystems

Date:

1 May 2009

Deployment Data

Bioenergy in Developing Countries: Experiences and Prospects

This article explores the potential benefits of biomass for developing countries through both household use and commercial use in the…

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International Food Policy Research Institute

Date:

1 January 2006

Deployment Data

Biomass Cookstoves Technical Meeting: Summary Report

This report briefs the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) offices of Policy and International Affairs (PI) and Energy Efficiency and…

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United States Department of Energy

Date:

1 May 2011