The Household Energy Network (HEDON) is being transformed. For the past 18 years HEDON has become a highly valued online platform which facilitates the exchange of knowledge, experience and opportunities on household energy globally. This has been achieved largely by a consortium of partners working with improved stoves (GTZ, WHO, University of Lund, University of Twente, FAO, Practical Action and others). Much of the work has been carried out by volunteers and network members with financial support from a range of international partners (including GTZ, GVEP and Practical Action- ITDG) and with the tireless efforts of Dr Grant Ballard-Tremeer, and his company Eco Ltd.

HEDON currently has 4000 active members including practitioners, policy-makers, funders, business-owners, manufactures, sellers, researchers, academics and students.

Since 2006 HEDON has also been responsible for the production and publication of Boiling Point, the premier journal for people interested in stoves and other forms of household energy. It is now also published online on the HEDON site, together with the searchable archive of all 59 previous issues, and is peer reviewed.

The recent rapid rise in global interest in indoor air pollution and providing greater access to modern energy services offers a great opportunity to put HEDON on a firmer legal basis and to secure its financial future, and that of Boiling Point. HEDON was registered as a company at the end of 2010, and is currently being registered as an non-governmental organisation under British Charity law. Five Honorary Directors have been appointed who will be Trustees of the Charity. They are (in alphabetical order): Andrew Barnett, The Policy Practice; Dr Grant Ballard-Tremeer, Eco Ltd; Stephen Bates, Independent; Dick Jones, Independent; & Dr Kavita Rai, Independent.

The trustees are now active in implementing their business plan and seeking funding from a range of commercial, government and non-government sources through grants, sponsorship and advertising.