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Clean Fuel Saving Technology Adoption In Urban Ethiopia

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  • Abebe Damte

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    (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria)

  • Steven F. Koch

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    (Department of Economics, University of Pretoria)

Abstract

The heavy dependence and inefficient utilization of biomass resources for energy have resulted in high depletion of the forest resources in Ethiopia, while the use of traditional cooking technology, one source of inefficient biomass resource use, has been linked to indoor air pollution and poor health. In response, the government and other institutions have pushed for the adoption of new cooking technologies. This research examines the speed of adoption of some of these technologies – Mirt and Lakech cook stoves – in urban Ethiopia. The duration analysis suggests that adoption rates have been increasing over time, that income and wealth are important contributors to adoption, and that substitute technologies tend to hinder adoption. However, it was not possible to consider prices or perceptions related to either the technologies or biomass availability in the duration models, and, therefore, further research is needed in order to further inform policy with respect to household technology adoption decisions.

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Paper provided by University of Pretoria, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 201109.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2011
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Handle: RePEc:pre:wpaper:201109

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Keywords: Improved stoves; Duration; Adoption; Urban Ethiopia;

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