Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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Three Key Obstacles to Cookstove Adoption (And How to Overcome Them)


Xander Slaski
Mark C. Thurber - Stanford University

Published by
Global Village Energy Partnership International, page(s): 37-40
December 2009

The article discusses the role of commercial ventures in improving access to improved biomass stoves. The key point of the article is that there are three main components to a successful cookstove program (for-profit or not). Stoves need to be desirable, affordable, and require minimal change in lifestyle. In order for stoves to be adopted, all three components must be in place.