Clean fuel-saving technology adoption in urban Ethiopia

Show simple item record Beyene, Abebe Damte Koch, Steven F. 2013-09-13T13:13:17Z 2013-09-13T13:13:17Z 2013-03
dc.description.abstract The heavy dependence and inefficient utilization of biomass resources have contributed to the depletion of forest resources in Ethiopia, while the use of traditional cooking technology has also been linked to indoor air pollution and poor health. In response, the government and other institutions have pushed for the adoption of new cooking technologies, with limited success. This research examines the reasons underpinning the lack of widespread adoption, via duration analysis, correlating the speed of adoption of Mirte and Lakech cook stoves – two examples of new cooking technologies – in urban Ethiopia to socioeconomic factors. According to the duration analysis, adoption rates have steadily increased over time, while economic factors, such as product price, household income and household wealth, are, for the most part, important determinants of adoption behavior. There is also evidence that the availability of substitute technologies tends to hinder adoption, and that there are large regional differences in adoption rates, suggesting the need for a more detailed regional analysis of adoption decisions. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2013 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Beyene, AD & Koch, SF 2013, 'Clean fuel-saving technology adoption in urban Ethiopia', Energy Economics, vol. 36, pp. 605-613. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0140-9883 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1873-6181 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.eneco.2012.11.003
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.rights © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Energy Economics.. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Energy Economics, vol.32, 2013, doi.: 0.1016/j.eneco.2012.11.003 en_US
dc.subject Improved stoves en_US
dc.subject Duration analysis en_US
dc.subject Adoption en_US
dc.subject Urban Ethiopia en_US
dc.title Clean fuel-saving technology adoption in urban Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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