A model of household energy services in a low-income rural African village

 

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dc.contributor.author Howells, M I
dc.contributor.author Alfstada T
dc.contributor.author Victor, D G
dc.contributor.author Goldsteinc, G
dc.contributor.author Remmed, U
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-18T08:13:44Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-18T08:13:44Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2004.02.019
dc.identifier.citation Howells, M. I., Alfstad, T., Victor, D. G., Goldstein, G., & Remme, U. (2005). A model of household energy services in a low-income rural African village. Energy Policy, 33(14), 1833-1851. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0301-4215 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17098
dc.description.abstract Energy use is closely linked to quality of life in rural Africa. The gathering of fuel-wood and other traditional fuels is a strenuous and time consuming task mainly performed by women; indoor exposure to particulate matter, mainly from cooking and heating with traditional fuels, causes about 2.5 million deaths each year in developing countries (Bruce et al., Bull World Org. 78 (2000) 1078). Modern fuels and appliances allow households to reduce their exposure to smoke from biomass cookers and heaters. Yet modern fuels are costly for income-poor households and often carry their own external costs. For example, numerous children are poisoned from ingesting paraffin, and whole villages have burned from fires triggered by paraffin stoves and lamps. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.source Energy Policy en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03014215
dc.title A model of household energy services in a low-income rural African village en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-02-16T10:09:35Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords household energy services en_ZA
uct.subject.keywords low-income rural African village en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
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