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Type Journal Article - Energy Economics
Title Fuel switching: evidence from eight developing countries
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Volume 26
Issue 5
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2004
Page numbers 869 -
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V7G-4CJVCP4-1/2/2f11e4d9caf235139965bc033e359c13
Abstract
Modern cooking fuels can provide significant health, productivity, and environmental benefits. Yet spontaneous fuel switching does not occur to the extent often hoped. This paper discusses the determinants of household fuel use and fuel switching, using comparable household survey data from Brazil, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Nepal, Nicaragua, South Africa, and Vietnam. An interesting finding to emerge is a strong link between electrification and uptake of modern cooking fuels.

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