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Fuelwood and other sources of energy in Africa.

Walter Elkan

Fuelwood and other sources of energy in Africa.

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Published by Department of Economics, Brunel University in Uxbridge, Middx .
Written in English


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SeriesDiscussion papers in economics / Brunel University -- no. 8604, Discussion papers in economics -- no. 8604.
The Physical Object
Pagination39p.
Number of Pages39
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14475419M

Burning fuelwood can also lead to eye inflammation and respiratory diseases, problems not generated by the other energy sources. Fuelwood collection is also usually done by women with high time and labour investment, creating gender equality issues and reducing time available for other activities. Fuelwood Consumption. Firewood gathered from forested commons is an important source of domestic energy in rural areas of many poor countries (Cecelski, Dunkerley and Ramsay ; Heltberg, Arndt and Sekhar ).It has been estimated that more than billion people rely directly on traditional biomass fuels for their cooking and heating, and in poor countries biomass use represents over. In Nigeria, the demand for fuelwood is very high because more than 80% of households use fuelwood for their cooking, making it the most used form of cooking energy (Sambo, a). The over-dependence on fuelwood in the country has been attributed to its availability and affordability compared to the other sources of energy. fuelwood systematics and the world from preventable disaster. Wood Energy Energy is a limiting commodity for many communities in the developing world, and the rural communities in Africa are highly dependent upon wood as their primary energy source (Arnold & Jongma, ).


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Fuelwood and other sources of energy in Africa. by Walter Elkan Download PDF EPUB FB2

1. Introduction. Increasing alarm over the current fossil energy crisis has generated a resurgence of interest in promoting renewable alternatives to meet the developing world's growing energy needs,.Over the past thirty years energy debates in Sub-Saharan Africa have been largely absorbed with the achievement of a transition from traditional biofuels to conventional “modern Cited by: The high dependence on wood as an energy source has led to the over-harvesting of wood, which created, according to some scholars and organisations, the so-called 'fuelwood crisis' in Africa [ Thus the fuelwood situation varies from the Sahel across humid West Africa, through Sudan, Kenya, and the SADCC countries.2 However, within each of these countries, two energy crises, of petroleum and of fuelwood, are experienced.

Fuelwood Depletion and Alternative Sources of Energy in the Guinea Savannah Ecosystem of Nigeria Zubairu, S.U. 1 and Zubairu, A. 2 1 Department Of Biological Sciences, Federal University, Lokoja, Nigeria 2 Department Of Soil Science, University Of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria ABSTRACTAuthor: S.U.

Zubairu, A. Zubairu. Abstract: The Sahelian countries' energy needs are met principally by fuelwood, any other energy source being beyond the financial means of the populations. This paper contains all the basic information on the production, distribution and marketing of fuelwood but there is still a lack of precise information on supply and : Club du Sahel.

Globally, wood is the Fuelwood and other sources of energy in Africa. book important locally available renewable energy source for the human population.

In Africa, fuelwood and charcoal production is the dominant use of woody biomass. Source: Agence internationale de l’énergie, données Trois axes structurants pour la transition énergétique en Afrique 20 janvier 3 Predominance of fuelwood energy in Africa.

Charcoal is energy that is made from wood, while fuelwood is collected and used directly from the field (FAO ). Fuelwood gathered from forested areas is the most important source of domestic energy for the developing world (Heltberg et al.

African countries still heavily rely on fuelwood to meet their basic energy needs. While fuelwood traditionally accounted for a major part of total woodfuel consumption, the social and economic changes associated with urbanization will lead to a significant shift from fuelwood to charcoal, increasing its energy, environmental, economic, and social role in Africa in the future.

Moreover, it also takes into account the advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels and renewable energy. Besides renewable energy, the book throws light on some other topics such as energy storage, energy conservation, energy policy, and energy transmission. This makes it one of the best books on renewable energy.

CHECK LATEST PRICE. Fuelwood is the main source of energy for various household uses in many developing countries; and management of tree resources where it is obtained can be best undertaken when household choice patterns are understood. In this paper, households’ decision to obtain fuelwood for domestic consumption as influenced by household and fuelwood source characteristics is analyzed.

In recent years, increasing concerns over rising oil prices, supply shortfalls and the environmental impacts of fossil fuel use have fed growing interest in renewable energy sources for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Although traditional biofuels already enjoy widespread popularity, their use has often been actively discouraged due to the lingering influence of "fuelwood crisis" era narratives.

Fuelwood. A fuel wood is wood, charcoal or animal dung used for necessary living, e.g. cooking, fire, etc or any other requirements. Nowadays is used in LEDC's countries as their main source of. For example, fuelwood provides >70% of household energy consumption in the Himalayas (Ali and Benjaminsen ) and is estimated at over 90% for montane forests in Kenya.

gy source for the human population. In Africa, fuelwood and charcoal produc-tion is the dominant use of woody biomass. When obtained from sustainably managed forests, the use of woody biomass can be seen with positive climatic and socio-economic effects.

This book originated from research undertaken as part of a project, Building. consumed in Nigeria as well as in other West African countries.

It accounts for about 95% of total wood consumed in Nigeria [5]. In Nigeria the role fuel wood energy source plays can only be replaced by expensive electric power, insecticides and food driers which most users of fuel wood cannot afford.

In view of this, more. and energy use, there is a general transition by urban users from heavy use of fuelwood to more convenient fuels as incomes rise. Charcoal is often the main ‘transition’ fuel to which they shift first (Barnes et al.

FAO projections using the revised data and models show that the impact of these and other factors is reflected in. Kerosene, electricity, gas and fuelwood are however, the major sources of domestic energy in Nigeria. The paper examines the role and challenges associated with the use of fuelwood in Nigeria.

Results indicate that households are heavily dependent on natural forests for household energy provision and that the choice to obtain fuelwood from the forest, farm or market depends, among other factors on the availability of preferred fuelwood tree species at these sources.

Source: FAO estimates of wood fuel; UN Statistical Yearbook, ¹ Fuelwood plus wood for charcoal. ² CE = coal equivalent: assumes one cubic metre of wood is equivalent to ton of coal. ³ Total energy excludes organic fuels other than wood, and human energy and animal labor. 4 Includes Caribbean.

Wood fuel (or fuelwood) is a fuel such as firewood, charcoal, chips, sheets, pellets, and particular form used depends upon factors such as source, quantity, quality and application. In many areas, wood is the most easily available form of fuel, requiring no tools in the case of picking up dead wood, or few tools, although as in any industry, specialized tools, such as skidders and.

A major development concern of the s and s was ‘the other energy’ or ‘woodfuel crisis’. Woodfuel use in developing regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America was believed to be a key factor in tropical deforestation, and the loss of forests was projected to result in widespread woodfuel shortages.

In many African nations, an established fuelwood trade in the form of charcoal is controlled by macroeconomic factors such as the cost of extraction and demand–supply chain as industrial sources of energy are scarce (Ahrends et al.,Madubansi and Shackleton, ).

Firewood is a major energy source, especially in many high mountainous regions in developing countries where other energy sources are limited. In the mountainous regions of Tajikistan, current energy consumption is limited owing to geographic isolation and numerous challenges—including in the energy sector—that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union and Tajikistan's.

Energy Transition from Fuelwood to Electricity wei liu, andrés Viña, wu Yang, frank lupi, Zhiyun ouyang, Hemin Zhang, and Jianguo liu Introduction More than billion people around the world, particularly in developing countries, rely on bio-mass fuels such as fuelwood as a primary source of energy to meet livelihood needs (Global Energy.

Trees as a Global Source of Energy: from fuelwood and charcoal to poorest sections of societies, even as more “modern” energy sources become available for the better off. There is scant evidence that use of fuelwood has led to large-scale deforestation, as and other parts of Africa, and although the true potential is not yet known.

For millions, this is the only source of income and therefore any attempt to stop this, will fail. If these people do not have an income from cutting down trees and sell it as wood or charcoal to the people in the cities, they will starve from hunger.

As a result of this dependence forbidding selling this energy source is. Use of fuelwood in the growing cities of the third world contrasts sharply with the more familiar patterns of rural areas.

Despite the growth of energy use in other sectors, rural household consumption still dominates the en-ergy budgets of many developing countries, particularly in the poorer na-tions of Africa.

It is estimated that 40% of the global population rely on fuelwood as a source of energy. Honduras source 65% of their primary energy from fuelwood and in many African countries this percentage is substantially higher (often over 90%). The reason that this is such a popular choice is that it is cheap and relatively sustainable.

Other sources of energy such as electricity, petroleum products, peat and methane gas are little used compared to fuelwood (Fig. While biomass contributed 93% of total energy consumption inelectricity supplied only % and fossil fuels accounted for.

Fuelwood accounts for about 80 percent of domestic energy consumption in the Congo DR, according to a senior official, who also condemned the poor management of forests in the country. Household energy sources 19 Living standard differences 20 Geographic differences 21 Main uses of energy sources 23 Main energy source for lighting 23 Main energy source for cooking 25 Main energy source for heating spaces and keeping warm 27 A closer examination of multiple energy use According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), South Africa, the continent’s largest economy, accounts for 46 per cent of Africa’s power-generating capacity, North Africa for 34 per cent.

The other is the West African coastal region from GUINEA to Angola. Between these two regions, Congo (Kinshasa) contains some 60 percent of Africa's hydroelectric resources.

However, only half of this potential energy can be tapped with existing technology. The main energy source in Africa is fuelwood. Energy use and development in Africa varies widely across the continent, with some African countries exporting energy to neighbors or the global market, while others lack even basic infrastructures or systems to acquire energy.

The World Bank has declared 32 of the 48 nations on the continent to be in an energy crisis. Energy development has not kept pace with rising demand in developing.

Alternative energy sources in South Africa seems unattainable at times and works like a charm in other instances.

The reality is quite different. From solar power and wind power to geothermal, biomass and hydroelectric energy, here are six benefits of alternative energy sources that we really need to consider. 1) Water Energy. Title: Microsoft Word - N Author: Vitalijs Created Date: 5/23/ PM.

This chart shows Fuelwood Final Consumption by Country. Wood fuel is a fuel, such as firewood, charcoal, chips, sheets, pellets, and sawdust.

The particular form used depends upon factors such as source, quantity, quality and many areas, wood is the most easily available form of fuel, requiring no tools in the case of picking up dead wood, or few tools, although as in any. Renewable vs. non-renewable energy sources, forms and technologies prepared by.

vskyi, IAEA use of fuelwood as a source of cooking and providing heat to using wind Renewable energy on the other hand, appears both as natural energy flux and as an energy store.

Renewable energy will play an important role in Africa’s energy mix in the coming years. It is estimated that by more than 25% or Africa’s total energy will come a variety of clean sources – geothermal, hydro, solar and wind.

This is a more than four-fold increase from only 5% in. Household Cooking Fuel Choice and Adoption of Improved Cookstoves in Developing Countries: A Review. Sunil Malla and Govinda R Timilsina.

1. JEL classification: Q16, Q28, Q38, Q40 – 42, Q48, Q53 – 54, Q Keywords: Households fuel choice, improved cooking stoves, energy access. 1 Malla is a short-term consultant and Timilsina is the Senior Research Economist, Development Research Group. Consumption of fuelwood is greater across the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, which includes countries significantly less developed than South Africa – around 80 per cent of households rely on fuelwood as their primary energy source.Developing countries rely heavily on wood fuel, the major energy source for cooking and heating.

In Africa, the statistics are striking: an estimated 90 percent of the entire continent's population uses fuelwood for cooking, and in Sub-Saharan Africa, firewood and brush supply approximately 52 percent of all energy sources.