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The Urban Household Energy Transition: Social and Environmental Impacts in the Developing World

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As cities in developing countries grow and become more prosperous, energy use shifts from fuelwood to fuels like charcoal, kerosene and coal, and, ultimately, to fuels such as liquid petroleum gas, and electricity. Energy use is not usually considered a socio-economic issue. Yet, as this book demonstrates, the movement away from traditional fuels has a strong social class dimension, as poor people are the last to attain the benefits of using modern energy. The result is that health risks from the continued use of wood fuel fall most heavily on the poor, and indoor pollution from wood stoves has its greatest effect on women and children who cook and spend much more of their time indoors.<P>Barnes, Krutilla, and Hyde provide the first worldwide assessment of the energy transition as it occurs in urban households, drawing upon data collected by the World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP). From 1984-2000, the program conducted over 25,000 household surveys in 45 cities spanning 12 countries and 3 continents. Additionally, GIS mapping software was used to compile a biomass database of vegetation patterns surrounding 34 cities. Using this rich set of data, the authors describe problems and policy options associated with each stage in the energy transition. The authors show how the poorest are most vulnerable to changes in energy markets and demonstrate how the collection of biomass fuel contributes to deforestation. Their book serves as an important contribution to development studies, and as a guide for policymakers hoping to encourage sustainable energy markets and an improved quality of life for growing urban populations.

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Barnes (sociology, U. of Maryland-College Park), Kerry Krutilla (public policy, Indiana U.), and Willilam F. Hyde (Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia) identify stress on the community, the environment, and poor people during the transition from wood to electricity or some modern fuel in their houses. They write for development specialists and government officials who make critical decisions about energy and the infrastructure. Distributed in the US by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Barnes (sociology, U. of Maryland-College Park), Kerry Krutilla (public policy, Indiana U.), and Willilam F. Hyde (Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia) identify stress on the community, the environment, and poor people during the transition from wood to electricity or some modern fuel in their houses. They write for development specialists and government officials who make critical decisions about energy and the infrastructure. Distributed in the US by Johns Hopkins University Press. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933115078
Author:
Barnes, Douglas F.
Publisher:
Rff Press
Author:
Krutilla, Kerry
Author:
Hyde, William F.
Subject:
Power Resources
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Power Resources - General
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies City Specific
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
9.32x6.10x.42 in. .61 lbs.

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