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Overview

The effects of climate change on the poor and vulnerable is of increasing concern and focus of research. This issue of Boiling Point considers the impact of climate change on household energy choices and access. It looks at climatic pressure on land availability, weather patterns, and food security and the adaptation measures that can be made. Mitigation solutions are discussed including the success and failures of mechanisms such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the voluntary carbon market.

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Table of Contents

Editorial


A Polyethylene Dome for Biogas Plants

Authors: C.V. Krishna
[more]

The experience of Practical Action with CO2 offsetting for poor communities

Authors: teodoro.sanchez@practicalaction.org.uk
[more]

Carbon finance for clean cooking – time to grasp the opportunity

Authors: philip.mann@eci.ox.ac.uk
[more]




Theme Articles


Critique of GHG stove assessment methods

Authors: majohnso@uci.edu edwardsr@uci.edu aghilardi@oikos.unam.mx vberrueta@gira.org.mx Omar Masera
[more]

Carbon Finance for Healthy Kitchens

Authors: adam.harvey@jpmorganclimatecare.com
[more]


General Article


Credible Carbon Offsets For African Households

Authors: Dean Cooper
[more]

Marine conservation and energy efficient stoves?

Authors: Ellie La Trobe-Bateman, Heinz Vetter
[more]

Can Carbon Finance Clean Cooking?

Authors: Dick Jones
[more]

Comparison of the rate of smoke generated from the combustion of biomass fuels

Authors: John Orrin
[more]


General Articles


Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel Energy Futures in Africa

Authors: rbailis@socrates.berkeley.edu mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu kammen@berkeley.edu
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Overview

This edition moves on from the theme of scaling up to one component of it that is often overlooked during the life of a project. If we know something, how do we share it? A colleague once said that ‘knowledge is power, so people often keep knowledge because giving it away makes them less powerful’ – an interesting point. As the world of household energy becomes more commercialised, will it be driven solely by profit, or by sharing knowledge for the common good; can the two approaches live side by side? Somewhere the line between intellectual property rights and the common good must be drawn. We are very pleased that our authors, in this, and previous editions, have chosen to share their knowledge so that our aim to reduce poverty can be advanced through sharing this vital resource.

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Table of Contents

Editorial


A Polyethylene Dome for Biogas Plants

Authors: C.V. Krishna
[more]

The experience of Practical Action with CO2 offsetting for poor communities

Authors: teodoro.sanchez@practicalaction.org.uk
[more]

Carbon finance for clean cooking – time to grasp the opportunity

Authors: philip.mann@eci.ox.ac.uk
[more]




Theme Articles


Critique of GHG stove assessment methods

Authors: majohnso@uci.edu edwardsr@uci.edu aghilardi@oikos.unam.mx vberrueta@gira.org.mx Omar Masera
[more]

Carbon Finance for Healthy Kitchens

Authors: adam.harvey@jpmorganclimatecare.com
[more]


General Article


Credible Carbon Offsets For African Households

Authors: Dean Cooper
[more]

Marine conservation and energy efficient stoves?

Authors: Ellie La Trobe-Bateman, Heinz Vetter
[more]

Can Carbon Finance Clean Cooking?

Authors: Dick Jones
[more]

Comparison of the rate of smoke generated from the combustion of biomass fuels

Authors: John Orrin
[more]


General Articles


Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel Energy Futures in Africa

Authors: rbailis@socrates.berkeley.edu mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu kammen@berkeley.edu
[more]


























Overview

Small projects can have a huge impact on the lives of those who are involved in them. This edition of Boiling Point looks at how these impacts can be multiplied to benefit hundreds or thousands of households. There are important questions around how to ensure that the most vulnerable are not further marginalized in the commercialization process.

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Table of Contents

Editorial


A Polyethylene Dome for Biogas Plants

Authors: C.V. Krishna
[more]

The experience of Practical Action with CO2 offsetting for poor communities

Authors: teodoro.sanchez@practicalaction.org.uk
[more]

Carbon finance for clean cooking – time to grasp the opportunity

Authors: philip.mann@eci.ox.ac.uk
[more]




Theme Articles


Critique of GHG stove assessment methods

Authors: majohnso@uci.edu edwardsr@uci.edu aghilardi@oikos.unam.mx vberrueta@gira.org.mx Omar Masera
[more]

Carbon Finance for Healthy Kitchens

Authors: adam.harvey@jpmorganclimatecare.com
[more]


General Article


Credible Carbon Offsets For African Households

Authors: Dean Cooper
[more]

Marine conservation and energy efficient stoves?

Authors: Ellie La Trobe-Bateman, Heinz Vetter
[more]

Can Carbon Finance Clean Cooking?

Authors: Dick Jones
[more]

Comparison of the rate of smoke generated from the combustion of biomass fuels

Authors: John Orrin
[more]


General Articles


Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel Energy Futures in Africa

Authors: rbailis@socrates.berkeley.edu mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu kammen@berkeley.edu
[more]


























Overview

We tackle one of the major problems facing humanity and, as always in Boiling Point, we try to provide positive ideas for improving the lives of people living in poverty. These include: ways to improve forestry resources; reducing the need for heating; increasing the efficiency of stoves and using residues to replace woodfuel. There are two excellent case studies which show how policy must be reflected in practice for initiatives to succeed. As the international community moves towards advocating fossil fuel for health improvements, another key issue addressed deals with the threats to the livelihoods of those employed in biomass provision. This edition concludes with two very human issues; the cost of using biomass in terms of health and the importance of disaggregating household energy information by gender when making decisions.

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Table of Contents

Editorial


A Polyethylene Dome for Biogas Plants

Authors: C.V. Krishna
[more]

The experience of Practical Action with CO2 offsetting for poor communities

Authors: teodoro.sanchez@practicalaction.org.uk
[more]

Carbon finance for clean cooking – time to grasp the opportunity

Authors: philip.mann@eci.ox.ac.uk
[more]




Theme Articles


Critique of GHG stove assessment methods

Authors: majohnso@uci.edu edwardsr@uci.edu aghilardi@oikos.unam.mx vberrueta@gira.org.mx Omar Masera
[more]

Carbon Finance for Healthy Kitchens

Authors: adam.harvey@jpmorganclimatecare.com
[more]


General Article


Credible Carbon Offsets For African Households

Authors: Dean Cooper
[more]

Marine conservation and energy efficient stoves?

Authors: Ellie La Trobe-Bateman, Heinz Vetter
[more]

Can Carbon Finance Clean Cooking?

Authors: Dick Jones
[more]

Comparison of the rate of smoke generated from the combustion of biomass fuels

Authors: John Orrin
[more]


General Articles


Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel Energy Futures in Africa

Authors: rbailis@socrates.berkeley.edu mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu kammen@berkeley.edu
[more]


























Overview

Improved household energy provision is of vital importance in the reduction of poverty. However, it has particular aspects that make it difficult to promote: many aspects are not profitable; many benefits deal with the quality of life, rather than with income generation; the amount of energy used by each household is relatively small etc. Ways must be found to inform key institutions, policy-makers, and donors of the importance of this aspect of development.

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Table of Contents

Editorial


A Polyethylene Dome for Biogas Plants

Authors: C.V. Krishna
[more]

The experience of Practical Action with CO2 offsetting for poor communities

Authors: teodoro.sanchez@practicalaction.org.uk
[more]

Carbon finance for clean cooking – time to grasp the opportunity

Authors: philip.mann@eci.ox.ac.uk
[more]




Theme Articles


Critique of GHG stove assessment methods

Authors: majohnso@uci.edu edwardsr@uci.edu aghilardi@oikos.unam.mx vberrueta@gira.org.mx Omar Masera
[more]

Carbon Finance for Healthy Kitchens

Authors: adam.harvey@jpmorganclimatecare.com
[more]


General Article


Credible Carbon Offsets For African Households

Authors: Dean Cooper
[more]

Marine conservation and energy efficient stoves?

Authors: Ellie La Trobe-Bateman, Heinz Vetter
[more]

Can Carbon Finance Clean Cooking?

Authors: Dick Jones
[more]

Comparison of the rate of smoke generated from the combustion of biomass fuels

Authors: John Orrin
[more]


General Articles


Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel Energy Futures in Africa

Authors: rbailis@socrates.berkeley.edu mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu kammen@berkeley.edu
[more]


























Overview

In recent years there has been an increasing focus on liquid fuels for domestic use as they offer the potential of reduced indoor air pollution and a more modern, user-friendly experience. Fuels such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and kerosene (paraffin) are already extensively used in many developing countries but barriers to their wider dissemination exist, with the recent oil price fluctuations making them increasingly unaffordable to many, together with ongoing safety concerns.

Lately, other types of liquid fuels have risen up the agenda – namely biofuels. Headlines and policies have been dominated by their use as a transport fuel in the North, with the option of domestic consumption in developing countries rarely being mentioned. Potentially offering lower greenhouse gas emissions and greater benefits to local economies, much more information is needed on the measured impacts of fuel alcohols and plant oils - both positive and negative.

This edition of Boiling Point focuses on Liquid Fuels in the household and seeks to draw on both new and existing knowledge in the sector to help create viable markets for these fuels. By exploring the themes common to all liquid fuels some key lessons can be learned: from the creation of sustainable supply chains; to identifying real socioeconomic impacts; through to overcoming barriers to the adoption and use of liquid fuel appliances.

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Table of Contents

Editorial


A Polyethylene Dome for Biogas Plants

Authors: C.V. Krishna
[more]

The experience of Practical Action with CO2 offsetting for poor communities

Authors: teodoro.sanchez@practicalaction.org.uk
[more]

Carbon finance for clean cooking – time to grasp the opportunity

Authors: philip.mann@eci.ox.ac.uk
[more]




Theme Articles


Critique of GHG stove assessment methods

Authors: majohnso@uci.edu edwardsr@uci.edu aghilardi@oikos.unam.mx vberrueta@gira.org.mx Omar Masera
[more]

Carbon Finance for Healthy Kitchens

Authors: adam.harvey@jpmorganclimatecare.com
[more]


General Article


Credible Carbon Offsets For African Households

Authors: Dean Cooper
[more]

Marine conservation and energy efficient stoves?

Authors: Ellie La Trobe-Bateman, Heinz Vetter
[more]

Can Carbon Finance Clean Cooking?

Authors: Dick Jones
[more]

Comparison of the rate of smoke generated from the combustion of biomass fuels

Authors: John Orrin
[more]


General Articles


Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel Energy Futures in Africa

Authors: rbailis@socrates.berkeley.edu mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu kammen@berkeley.edu
[more]


























Overview

The theme of this edition is the effective Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of household energy projects. While often neglected, M&E is a critical component of any project as it allows a practitioner to measure the success of an intervention, whether in technical, social, economic, environmental or political terms, so that they can learn from the indicator results to improve future work.

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Table of Contents

Editorial


A Polyethylene Dome for Biogas Plants

Authors: C.V. Krishna
[more]

The experience of Practical Action with CO2 offsetting for poor communities

Authors: teodoro.sanchez@practicalaction.org.uk
[more]

Carbon finance for clean cooking – time to grasp the opportunity

Authors: philip.mann@eci.ox.ac.uk
[more]




Theme Articles


Critique of GHG stove assessment methods

Authors: majohnso@uci.edu edwardsr@uci.edu aghilardi@oikos.unam.mx vberrueta@gira.org.mx Omar Masera
[more]

Carbon Finance for Healthy Kitchens

Authors: adam.harvey@jpmorganclimatecare.com
[more]


General Article


Credible Carbon Offsets For African Households

Authors: Dean Cooper
[more]

Marine conservation and energy efficient stoves?

Authors: Ellie La Trobe-Bateman, Heinz Vetter
[more]

Can Carbon Finance Clean Cooking?

Authors: Dick Jones
[more]

Comparison of the rate of smoke generated from the combustion of biomass fuels

Authors: John Orrin
[more]


General Articles


Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel Energy Futures in Africa

Authors: rbailis@socrates.berkeley.edu mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu kammen@berkeley.edu
[more]


























Overview

For many people, the income that they generate comes from work done at the household level. The energy involved in these enterprises can be a substantial part of their household energy needs – such as for commercial baking, food processing, crop drying, producing street foods etc. Others may make a living providing energy for household use. This edition looks at ways in which energy and enterprise are related within the household context.

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Table of Contents

Editorial


A Polyethylene Dome for Biogas Plants

Authors: C.V. Krishna
[more]

The experience of Practical Action with CO2 offsetting for poor communities

Authors: teodoro.sanchez@practicalaction.org.uk
[more]

Carbon finance for clean cooking – time to grasp the opportunity

Authors: philip.mann@eci.ox.ac.uk
[more]




Theme Articles


Critique of GHG stove assessment methods

Authors: majohnso@uci.edu edwardsr@uci.edu aghilardi@oikos.unam.mx vberrueta@gira.org.mx Omar Masera
[more]

Carbon Finance for Healthy Kitchens

Authors: adam.harvey@jpmorganclimatecare.com
[more]


General Article


Credible Carbon Offsets For African Households

Authors: Dean Cooper
[more]

Marine conservation and energy efficient stoves?

Authors: Ellie La Trobe-Bateman, Heinz Vetter
[more]

Can Carbon Finance Clean Cooking?

Authors: Dick Jones
[more]

Comparison of the rate of smoke generated from the combustion of biomass fuels

Authors: John Orrin
[more]


General Articles


Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel Energy Futures in Africa

Authors: rbailis@socrates.berkeley.edu mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu kammen@berkeley.edu
[more]


























Overview

For those people and communities who have particular needs, access to household energy may be a major factor in their lives. This edition of Boiling Point is dedicated to looking at those problems and possible coping strategies. BP46 looks at sectors of the community for whom access to energy is a particular problem such as: the elderly who are alone; children who have to fend for themselves; people with physical and mental disabilities; those who suffer long-term illness. The edition also looks at vulnerable communities, for example: those which are particularly isolated, and for whom climatic changes have had a major adverse impact; those urban communities for whom no formal tenancy arrangements, or their status, make access to energy difficult.

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Table of Contents

Editorial


A Polyethylene Dome for Biogas Plants

Authors: C.V. Krishna
[more]

The experience of Practical Action with CO2 offsetting for poor communities

Authors: teodoro.sanchez@practicalaction.org.uk
[more]

Carbon finance for clean cooking – time to grasp the opportunity

Authors: philip.mann@eci.ox.ac.uk
[more]




Theme Articles


Critique of GHG stove assessment methods

Authors: majohnso@uci.edu edwardsr@uci.edu aghilardi@oikos.unam.mx vberrueta@gira.org.mx Omar Masera
[more]

Carbon Finance for Healthy Kitchens

Authors: adam.harvey@jpmorganclimatecare.com
[more]


General Article


Credible Carbon Offsets For African Households

Authors: Dean Cooper
[more]

Marine conservation and energy efficient stoves?

Authors: Ellie La Trobe-Bateman, Heinz Vetter
[more]

Can Carbon Finance Clean Cooking?

Authors: Dick Jones
[more]

Comparison of the rate of smoke generated from the combustion of biomass fuels

Authors: John Orrin
[more]


General Articles


Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel Energy Futures in Africa

Authors: rbailis@socrates.berkeley.edu mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu kammen@berkeley.edu
[more]


























Overview

Boiling Point usually focuses its attention on producing heat for cooking and space heating. However, the quality of people’s lives can be improved greatly by access to light, radio, TV, and small power tools etc. Most of this edition of Boiling Point is theme material – but please don’t miss two excellent articles though – again on important subjects which have not been addressed lately. A very practical article on making low-cost grates to improve combustion efficiency of stoves, and another article on passive solar heating of water.

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Table of Contents

Editorial


A Polyethylene Dome for Biogas Plants

Authors: C.V. Krishna
[more]

The experience of Practical Action with CO2 offsetting for poor communities

Authors: teodoro.sanchez@practicalaction.org.uk
[more]

Carbon finance for clean cooking – time to grasp the opportunity

Authors: philip.mann@eci.ox.ac.uk
[more]




Theme Articles


Critique of GHG stove assessment methods

Authors: majohnso@uci.edu edwardsr@uci.edu aghilardi@oikos.unam.mx vberrueta@gira.org.mx Omar Masera
[more]

Carbon Finance for Healthy Kitchens

Authors: adam.harvey@jpmorganclimatecare.com
[more]


General Article


Credible Carbon Offsets For African Households

Authors: Dean Cooper
[more]

Marine conservation and energy efficient stoves?

Authors: Ellie La Trobe-Bateman, Heinz Vetter
[more]

Can Carbon Finance Clean Cooking?

Authors: Dick Jones
[more]

Comparison of the rate of smoke generated from the combustion of biomass fuels

Authors: John Orrin
[more]


General Articles


Health and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Fossil Fuel Energy Futures in Africa

Authors: rbailis@socrates.berkeley.edu mezzati@hsph.harvard.edu kammen@berkeley.edu
[more]

























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