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Boiling Point

Boiling Point is a practitioner’s journal for those working with household energy and cookstoves. It deals with technical, social, financial and environmental issues and aims to improve the quality of life for poor communities living in the developing world. The journal is a forum for the sharing of information and experiences on household energy. Boiling Point was created in 1982 by Practical Action who published the first 52 issues and is now a publication of the Household Energy Network (HEDON).

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Boiling Point 45: Low-Cost Electrification

Rural energy development in Nepal - Community micro-hydro power in Kenya - Tariffs for rural grid electrification - Fuel for lighting - Demand side management for rural Nepal - ‘Micro-privatising’...

Elizabeth Bates;Rona Wilkinson;Karin Roeske;Cornelia Sepp;Annette Emrich, Published by Practical Action on 2000

Boiling Point 46 : AIDS: A Threat to Biomass Energy Conservation

This article proposes measures to improve the situation of people caught up in the AIDS and their families.

Lasten Mika, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 46 : Energy Needs in a High Altitude Conflict Zone of India

This article shows how Aid agencies and development organizations must take into account local resources and constraints, sketch also how to respond to based on patterns traditional life in order...

Sudhirendar Sharma, Dr, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 46 : Funding for Clean Technology through the Climate Convention

This article reports the latest on funding for clean technology, following the climate negotiations at the conference ,called the ‘COP6’, in The Hague in The Netherlands in November, 2000.

Stuart Parkinson;Katie Begg, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 46 : Household Energy and the Vulnerable: The Handicapped in a Disadvantaged Community

This issue of Boiling Point concentrates on the theme Household energy and the vulnerable, and give examples of people with specific handicaps and also consider broader issues relating to the...

Paul Miller, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 46 : Identifying Barriers to the Adoption of Specific Domestic Energy Strategies – A New Rapid Assessment Tool

This article presents the use of a new assessment tool to assist the design of any development or emergency intervention.

Simon Batchelor, Dr and Kevin McKemey, Dr, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 46 : Improved Stoves for Preventing Deforestation: Myth or Reality?

A project like PNEBE is one way to slow down degradation, to allow time for other complementary actions such as forestry management or energy substitutes for wood to be developed.

Didier Bazile, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 46 : Learning to Listen to the Poor

Women living in poverty often have the most to lose, this trend is reinforced by the fact that often women's expertise is ignored. The author considers the work in this antérerieurs and provides a...

Margaret Foster, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 46 : Looking at Household Energy Provision in a New Way: The Sustainable Livelihoods Approach

The Sustainable Livelihoods approach is a way of looking at development which is concerned first and foremost with people. It tries to understand people’s strengths and how they use these asset s...

Andrew Barnett, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 46 : Strengthening Village and Neighbourhood Organisations: Safety Networks for the Vulnerable

From a project implemented in Karagwe district in Tanzania, this article describes the challenges faced by people elderly. Traditionally, new generations receive previous positive experiences, for...

Alex Bush, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 46 : The Hearth – Reflections on the Needs of Women Suffering from Mental Illness in India

This article tells a moving story of an encounter with a couple Karntaka in South India. The woman suffers mentally and unable to engage in household tasks. However her husband continues help...

Chris Underhill, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 46 : The Provision of Household Energy: Coping Mechanisms of Internally Displaced People in Benguela Province, Angola

This article describes the mechanisms put in place by the people displaced in the province of Binguela Angola to meet their domestic energy needs. Repeated wars have forced people to abandon their...

Corinna Kreidler,, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 46 : The Watermill Battery Charger

Throughout the Himalayas, many people living in remote areas use water-powered mills on a seasonal basis to grind wheat, corn, millet, and other grains into flour.

Nathan Eagle;Ben Olding, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 46 : Women With Disabilities – Cooking, Fires and Smoke

This article describes the situation of women with physical disabilities from Northern Pakistan and particularly domestic environment tasks related to cooking. In addition to their physical...

Farhat Rahman, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 47 : A Biogas Plant for the Digestion of Fresh Undiluted Cattle Dung

This article describes how the popular fixed dome type family size biogas plant has been successfully modified to allow use of fresh undiluted cattle dung as substrate. A large number of family...

M. Shyam, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 47 : A Chain of Technologies for Using Sugarcane Trash as a Household Fuel.

ARTI has developed a series of technologies to convert waste into briquettes can be used as a domestic fuel in homes rural. This technology not only provides opportunities income but also an energy...

Priyadarshini Karve;H.Y. Mahajan;R.M. Salunkhe;A.D. Karve, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 47 : Energy and Street Food Vendors

The sale of food prepared in the streets is the main breadwinner for millions of people living in urban areas. The activity of selling food on the streets forms a large part of the informal sector...

Leonard Tedd;Naved Ahmed Chowdhury;Susil Liyanarachchi, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 47 : Entrepreneurs by Choice or by Necessity?

This interview with James Wolfensohn, The President of the World Bank talks about entrepreneurs by choice or by necessity.

Simon Dunnett, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 47 : Increasing fuel efficiency and reducing harmful emissions in traditional cooking stoves.

In 1976 consultants from Aprovecho Research Center helped to design the Lorena stove in Guatemala. The stove has been built in many countries since then. The stove is made from rammed earth so...

Dean Still;Larry Winiarski, Published by Practical Action on 2001

Boiling Point 47 : ITDG energy news

Boiling Point is now on the web. We are constantly looking for ways in which Boiling Point can be of more use to the readers. If you’ve got access to the web, have a look at the website edition of...

Oliver Wakelin, Published by Practical Action on 2001

 

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