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

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Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana, UNITEC, 11101 Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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Associate Consultor, Ingenieria ByB Asociados, 11101 Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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Advanced Power and Energy Center, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Khalifa University, P.O. Box 127788 Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Electrical Engineering Department, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 111321 Bogotá, Colombia
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Energies 2020, 13(4), 921; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13040921
Received: 30 December 2019 / Revised: 19 January 2020 / Accepted: 12 February 2020 / Published: 19 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue End-Users’ Perspectives on Energy Policy and Technology)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: cost-benefit analysis; energy strategy; improved cook stoves; Honduras cost-benefit analysis; energy strategy; improved cook stoves; Honduras
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Flores, W.C.; Bustamante, B.; Pino, H.N.; Al-Sumaiti, A.; Rivera, S. A National Strategy Proposal for Improved Cooking Stove Adoption in Honduras: Energy Consumption and Cost-Benefit Analysis. Energies 2020, 13, 921.

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