This volume originated as a report given to the World Bank in 1978 on the household energy consumption of both the urban and rural poor in developing countries. Originally published in 1979, this title supplies alternatives for meeting the domestic energy needs of the poor in developing countries and looks at the results of experiments in introducing new forms of energy. This book is a valuable resource for public policy makers and students interested in environmental studies and developmental studies.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction 2. Household Energy Consumption by the Poor in Developing Countries 3. Cost Factors in Renewable Sources 4. Cultural and Equity Constraints Conditioning Energy Usage 5. Institutional Approaches: Community Systems and Appropriate Technology Research; Appendix A Bibliography: Energy and Developing Countries; Appendix B Observations on Some Aspects of Energy Use in Cameroon, by Emmanuel Mbi; Appendix C Energy Consumption Definitions and Estimates