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Fuelwood Use in Urban Areas: A Case Study of Raipur, India

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  • M. Macauley
  • M. Naimuddin
  • P.C. Agarwal
  • J. Dunkerley

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Concern over deforestation in developing countries has led to increased interest in fuelwood markets, particularly the major market in cooking fuels for urban populations. This case study of Raipur, India, examines the use of cooking fuels by households and small commercial users, with emphasis on the role of fuelwood. It finds that total cooking energy consumption per household (in Btus) is relatively constant over a wide range of household income. However, the composition of fuel supplies varies with income, from a low-efficiency wood-based system in poor households to a higher-efficiency LPG-based system in higher-income households. Consumers evince a strong preferen-e for modern fuels, supporting the general pattern of inferiority of traditional fuels and the transition to modern fuels with increasing incomes.

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  • M. Macauley & M. Naimuddin & P.C. Agarwal & J. Dunkerley, 1989. "Fuelwood Use in Urban Areas: A Case Study of Raipur, India," The Energy Journal, International Association for Energy Economics, vol. 0(Number 3), pages 157-180.
  • Handle: RePEc:aen:journl:1989v10-03-a10
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    1. MacCarty, Nordica A. & Bryden, Kenneth Mark, 2016. "An integrated systems model for energy services in rural developing communities," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 113(C), pages 536-557.
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    3. Jack Gregory & David I. Stern, 2012. "Fuel Choices in Rural Maharashtra," CCEP Working Papers 1207, Centre for Climate Economics & Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
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    5. Christophe Muller & Huijie Yan, 2016. "Household Fuel Use in Developing Countries: Review of Theory and Evidence," Working Papers halshs-01290714, HAL.
    6. Osadolor, Odia O., 2009. "Availability of grasses, weeds and leaves as energy resource," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 486-491.
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