CHARCOAL producers and traders in Livingstone and Kazungula districts in Southern Province have increased the price of the commodity citing scarcity of trees.

Approximately 95% of households in Mozambique burn solid fuels for cooking, contributing to elevated indoor and outdoor fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations and subsequent health and climate impacts. Little is known about the potential health and climate benefits of various approaches for expanding the use of cleaner stoves and fuels in Mozambique.

In order to minimize the enormous amount of air pollution generated by unregulated West Bank charcoal kilns, Israeli and Palestinian authorities are establishing a modern production factory in the

This working paper presents findings and insights from a study of stove users in Kenya, providing insights on successful marketing strategies, in particular how behaviour change techniques and good after-sales relationships can help stove implementers to exploit social multiplier effects.

MINISTER of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Jean Kapata says Government will soon ban the production of and trade in charcoal and initiate alternative sources of fuel.

Zanzibar — Despite on-going awareness campaign to protect Zanzibar from environmental degradation, fuelled by fast growing development programmes, the islands are still grappling with deforestation

Climate change, sustainably managed renewable raw materials and energy from biomass are some of the major challenges facing mankind in the 21st century. Globally, wood is the most important locally available renewable energy source for the human population. In Africa, fuelwood and charcoal production is the dominant use of woody biomass.

Adjumani — Authorities in Adjumani District have banned commercial sale of charcoal as a way of mitigating the after effects of deforestation.

When Julien Andrianiana started selling charcoal 14 years ago, he was just one of a few dealers around.

The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to publish the 3rd Global Bioenergy Statistics report. The report shows that bioenergy is growing at a steady pace. In the year 2013, global biomass supply increased to 57.7 EJ accounting for 10% of the global energy supply. In terms of final energy consumption, the bioenergy use increased by 1.23 EJ – a modest increase of 0.05% over the past year. The share of bioenergy in final energy was 13.9%. The share of renewables was steady at 18.3% and the slow pace of growth is unsettling. Renewables contribution in electricity was 22%.

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