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The African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Africa 2030 – a comprehensive roadmap for Africa’s energy transition – finds that a combination of modern renewable technology could realistically meet 22% of Africa’s energy needs by 2030, a more than a four-fold increase from just five% in 2013.
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.