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An empirical analysis of household energy choice in Ghana

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  • Mensah, Justice Tei
  • Adu, George

Using data from two recently available living standards surveys, we trace the dynamics in cooking fuel choice among Ghanaian households over the period 2005/6 and 2012/13 and further investigate the main forces driving households׳ choice of a cooking fuel. Evidence from this paper reveals a significant transition from fuelwood use towards LPG over the period. Results further reveal factors such as price, reliability in supply of LPG, income and other household attributes as significant factors influencing households choice of a given energy type for cooking. Relevant policy prescriptions are offered to engender sustainable energy use and reduce over-reliance on the already depleted forest resources for biomass energy.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Volume (Year): 51 (2015)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 1402-1411

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Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:51:y:2015:i:c:p:1402-1411
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.050
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