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Five years ago, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves was founded on a simple belief: "Cooking shouldn’t kill." With powerful vision to save and improve lives by creating a thriving, global market that would enable 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020.
In December 2015 HEDON Household Energy Network will publish Boiling Point 68 'Energy in Emergency Settings' (Title TBC) with Guest Editors - Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
Boiling Point is the leading practitioner's journal for household energy development, reaching 15 000 offline (hardcopy) readers and 21 000 online readers in over 100 countries. We are looking for feature articles, interviews, helpline questions and toolkits that address the issue's theme.
A study that measured the use of improved cookstoves in India, Bangladesh and Nepal found that women spend the equivalent of more than two weeks each year collecting firewood in India. Households using cleaner, more efficient cookstoves saved significant amounts of time and used less fuel than those using traditional stoves. Women who saved time reported spending more time to increase involvement in social and family activities, including spending time with children and monitoring their studies.
Biogas is becoming increasingly more popular as a form of energy to power rural communities in Africa who live far away from the electricity grid. As a low-cost integrated system providing alternative energy as well as organic manure, it also provides an answer to reducing gas emissions and improving soil fertility.
Summary: "The 2003 Malawi Energy Policy recognizes the role of renewable energy in the country’s development, with bioethanol having been produced in the country since the 1980s and biodiesel having a more recent history of production. The Energy Regulation Act and the Liquid Fuels and Gas Act are among the laws in place to govern the production of biofuels.