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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This study is designed to measure the economic impacts of the massive dissemination programme of improved stoves throughout the country.
Didier Bazile, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
Solar energy has produced economic benefits including both self-employment and increased manpower hours.
Dipal C. Barua, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
Change agents are positive people: they do not see problems – they only see challenges
Grant Ballard-Tremeer, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
This article is based on two case studies of micro-hydro installations in Nepal and Kenya, carried out within an overall project managed by Intermediate Technology Consultants
Rona Wilkinson, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
This article describes an evaluation of the importance of energy in relation to interventions, shocks and stresses in a poor community in Ghana. The
Alison Bannister, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
Sustainable commercial firewood in Brazil and Nicaragua - Super-insulated housing for Northern Asia - Insulative ceramics for improved cooking stoves - Policy decisions to conserve forest reserves...
Elizabeth Bates, Published by Practical Action on 2003
One of the primary obstacles faced by CBOs and NGOs who want to be active in the promotion of improved stoves is the concentration of technical and programmatic skills among a few experts in...
Auke Koopmans, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
An article dissecting the Indian national programme on improved Chulhas, the NPIC in Maharashtra and empowering the economically vulnerable.
Bhaskar Sinha, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
This study investigates the usefulness of rice husk as an alternative fuel for household energy. The work included an analysis of the production of rice in Perú, visits to the productive zones,...
Estela Assureira, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
Plant oils are a new alternative cooking fuel resource, providing a sustainable and independent cooking energy supply.
Elmar Stumpf, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
By designing houses with energy efficiency in mind, the amount of energy needed to keep the house comfortable can be reduced dramatically.
W.E. Klunne, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
The participatory approach being adopted by ITDG works with communities, discussing with households the KnOwn scientific risks of indoor air pollution, and working with them to find solutions which...
Elizabeth Bates;Nigel Bruce;Alison Doig, Dr;Stephen Gitonga, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
An article to illustrate the progressions made in household energy including Community Fund's International Grants Programme, Charcoal Fuel and the ICS network in Nepal
Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
With over 30 years experience of development and appropriate technology, ITDG can provide timely, quality information that responds to the information needs of individuals and organizations.
Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
An analysis of poverty, based on gender, should not just look at welfare needs for women, but also address both women’s and men’s capacity to access ways of gaining an income.
Hilary Standing, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002
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
The Governments of Germany and South Africa provided joint support to a solar stove pilot programme that included a comparative field test under real-life conditions to determine the social...
Erica de Lange;Marlett Wentzel, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002