Fuel choices in rural Maharashtra

Jack Gregory, David Stern

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    Abstract

    We report on and analyze the results of an energy use survey in two tribal villages in rural Maharashtra, India. Though there is significant heterogeneity between the effects of the variables in the two villages there are some robust results. We find modest evidence for the 'energy ladder' hypothesis and that use of higher quality energy sources reduces total energy use, ceteris paribus. Income elasticities of fuel use are small. Additionally, we demonstrate that household size, stove ownership, and season influence energy choices. However, the effects of improved stoves are small and not consistent across the villages.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)302-314
    JournalBiomass and Bioenergy
    Volume70
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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