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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 50: Sparknet Conferences

This article talks about the Conference being held on Household energy scenarios

Published on 2005

Boiling Point 47: Regional Wood Energy Development Programme

What's the latest news in Household Energy magazine?

Published on 2011

Boiling Point 48 : Improved Stoves as a Means of Poverty Alleviation

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

Boiling Point 48 : Promoting Solar PV for Poverty Reduction in Bangldesh

Solar energy has produced economic benefits including both self-employment and increased manpower hours.

Dipal C. Barua, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002

Boiling Point 48 : Getting To KnOw the Change Agents

Change agents are positive people: they do not see problems – they only see challenges

Grant Ballard-Tremeer, Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002

Boiling Point 48 : The Impact of Energy Infrastructure Projects on Poverty

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

Boiling Point 48 : The Sustainable Urban Livelihoods Framework – A Tool for Looking at the Links Between Energy and Poverty

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

Boiling Point 49: Forests, Fuel and Food

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

Boiling Point 48 : Strengthening NGOs and CBOs Working with Traditional Household Energy Issues

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

Boiling Point 48 : The Indian Stove Programme: An Insider’s View – The Role of Society, Politics, Economics and Education

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

Boiling Point 48 : Rice Husk – An Alternative Fuel in Perú

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

Boiling Point 48 : Plant-oil Cooking Stove for Developing Countries

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

Boiling Point 48 : Energy Efficient Housing to Benefit South African Households

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

Boiling Point 48 : Participatory Approaches for Alleviating Indoor Air Pollution in Rural Kenyan Kitchens

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

Boiling Point 48 : What’s Happening in Household Energy?

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

Boiling Point 48 : ITDG Technical Information Service

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

Boiling Point 48 : Understanding the Links Between Energy, Poverty and Gender

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

Boiling Point 48 : Household Energy and Poverty Reduction

An article detailing participatory methods for addressing basic energy needs.

Published by Practical Action / GTZ on 2002

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 48 : Harnessing Solar Stove Technologies in South Africa to Promote Improved Household Energy Provision

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

 

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