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A National Strategy Proposal for Improved Cooking Stove Adoption in Honduras: Energy Consumption and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Version 1 : Received: 11 November 2019 / Approved: 13 November 2019 / Online: 13 November 2019 (03:23:21 CET)

How to cite: Flores, W.C.; Bustamante, B.; Pino, H.N.; Saad Al-Sumaiti, A.; Rivera, S. A National Strategy Proposal for Improved Cooking Stove Adoption in Honduras: Energy Consumption and Cost-Benefit Analysis. Preprints 2019, 2019110138 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0138.v1). Flores, W.C.; Bustamante, B.; Pino, H.N.; Saad Al-Sumaiti, A.; Rivera, S. A National Strategy Proposal for Improved Cooking Stove Adoption in Honduras: Energy Consumption and Cost-Benefit Analysis. Preprints 2019, 2019110138 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0138.v1).

Abstract

The high consumption of firewood in Honduras requires the search for alternatives that reduce its negative effects on health, economy, and the environment. One of these alternatives has been the promotion of improved cooking stoves, which achieve a large reduction in firewood consumption. This paper shows a cost-benefit analysis for an improved cooking stove adoption strategy for Honduras. The methodology uses the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System, LEAP, a tool globally used in the analysis and formulation of energy policies and strategies. The energy model considers the demand for firewood as well as the gradual introduction of improved cooking stoves, according to premises of a National Strategy. Hence, it is demonstrated that the costs of implementing this adoption strategy are lower than the costs of not implementing it, taking into consideration various scenarios up to and including the year 2030.

Subject Areas

energy strategy; improved cook stoves; Honduras

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