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Sustainable cooking solution: What is Wonderbag?

The Wonderbag is a heat retention cooking bag that helps reduce your household's carbon footprint and also shortens cooking time. Scooped via the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

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[STUDY] Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves

Rema Hanna, Esther Duflo and Michael Greenstone are the authors of a study on the long-run impact of improved cookstoves on health. The authors track households for up to 4 years after they received the stove. While they find a meaningful reduction in smoke inhalation in the first year, there is no effect over longer time horizons. They find no evidence of improvements in lung functioning or health and there is no change in fuel consumption (and presumably greenhouse gas emissions). The difference between the laboratory and field findings appears to result from households’ revealed low valuation of the stoves. Households failed to use the stoves regularly or appropriately, did not make the necessary investments to maintain them properly, and usage rates ultimately declined further over time. More broadly, this study underscores the need to test environmental and health technologies in real-world settings where behavior may temper impacts, and to test them over a long enough horizon to understand how this behavioral effect evolves over time.

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Tanzania should exploit solar energy potential

It is important for East Africans to opt for solar energy to save time spent on firewood collection, save money, reduce work load for women and children and manage the environment because trees are protected and smoke that causes respiratory diseases is not produced.

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Aid Groups Meeting in Kenya Promote 'Clean Cookstoves'

Indoor air pollution emanating from open fires or leaky cookstoves is the fifth-largest health risk in the developing world, according to the World Health Organization. Massive deforestation caused by households collecting firewood is also a huge problem. The use of so-called "clean cookstoves" - stoves that use clean fuel such as natural gas, or cut down on solid fuels such as firewood - is being touted as a way of combating indoor air pollution and deforestation. Aid groups met in Kenya's capital recently to fine-tune promotion efforts.

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Can Cleaner Cookstoves Help Save the World?

Can Cleaner Cookstoves Help Save the World? | Energy SMEs in Developing Countries | Scoop.it
The researchers behind the study, Rema Hanna of Harvard, and Esther Duflo and Michael Greenstone of theMassachusetts Institute of Technology, expected to confirm the health benefits of the $12.50 mud-based, chimneyed cookstoves installed in Orissa. In laboratory experiments, clean cookstoves have been shown to release fewer pollutants and burn more efficiently than traditional cooking methods. However, such tests can’t predict what will happen in the real world. That’s where a well-designed randomized trial is irreplaceable.
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