A national strategy proposal for improved cooking stove adoption in Honduras: Energy consumption and cost-benefit analysis

Wilfredo C. Flores, Benjamin Bustamante, Hugo N. Pino, Ameena Al-Sumaiti, Sergio Rivera

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Abstract

The high consumption of firewood in Honduras necessitates the search for alternatives with less-negative effects on health, the 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 presents 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 used globally 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 the premises of a National Strategy for improved cooking stoves adoption in Honduras. Hence, it is demonstrated that the costs of implementing this adoption strategy are lower than the costs of not implementing it, taking into consideration representative scenarios up to and including the year 2030.

Original languageBritish English
Article numberen13040921
JournalEnergies
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Energy strategy
  • Honduras
  • Improved cook stoves

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