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close this bookBoiling Point No. 44 - Linking Household Energy with other Development Objectives (ITDG - ITDG, 2000, 44 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentPreface
View the documentTheme editorial: Integrating household energy into wider development objectives
View the documentInterlinkages of household energy with the environment
View the documentAre energy projects not wanted any more?
View the documentHealth and household energy - the need for better links between research and development
View the documentCooking smoke can increase the risk of tuberculosis
View the documentMonitoring ECO-house performance as if people mattered
View the documentCarbon trading: a new route to funding improved stove programmes?
View the documentGTZ Pages
View the documentThe integrated approach to link household energy with other development objectives - Some organisational experiences from the ProBEC demonstration project in the Hurungwe District of Zimbabwe
View the documentThe ecological cost of increasing dependence on biomass fuels as household energy in rural Nigeria
View the documentWomen in post-harvest operations: reducing the drudgery
View the documentLight... from wind... a journey of will and imagination
View the documentThe Tehesh efficient biomass stove, Tigrai, Ethiopia
View the documentResearch and Development: The 'Turbo' wood-gas stove
View the documentPublications
View the documentWhat's happening in household energy?
View the documentITDG energy news


In this edition...

We are pleased to introduce Dr Agnes Klingshirn as theme editor for this edition. Most of the edition is devoted to theme material, but you will also note that our 'events' section is now linked with the Household Energy Development Organization's Network (HEDON). The decision to associate the journal more closely with the network was made at the last HEDON meeting, details of which are reported in the journal. HEDON and Boiling Point have the same objective of allowing those involved in household energy to share their knowledge and experience and we hope to work closely with HEDON in the future.

Technical enquiries to ITDG

If you have any technical enquiries, ITDG's Technical Enquiry Service should be able to help you. ITDG has extensive contacts worldwide, and can respond on a wide variety of development topics. A unit specializing in energy topics is particularly able to help in the household energy field.

Please send all enquiries to:

The Technical Enquiry Service,
Intermediate Technology Development Group, Schumacher
Centre for Technology & Development, Bourton Hall, Bourton
on Dunsmore, Rugby, CV23 9QZ, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1788 661100, Fax: +44 (0)1788 661101
(Please give your postal, as well as your email address)

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20 - Non-biomass Stoves
21 - Stoves, Energy and the Environment
22 - Other Uses for Stoves
23 - Measures of Success
24 - Solar Energy
25 - Funding for Stove Programmes
26 - Technology and Design Transfer
27 - Women, Woodfuel, Work and Welfare
28 - Biomass Combustion, Chimneys and Hoods
29 - Household Energy Developments in Southern and East Africa
30 - Sales and Subsidies
31 - Clays for Stoves
32 - Energy for the Household
33 - Household Energy Developments in Asia
34 - Smoke Removal
35 - How Much Can NGOs Achieve
36 - Solar Energy in the Home
37 - Household Energy in Emergency Situations
38 - Household Energy in High Cold Regions
39 - Using Biomass Residues for Energy
40 - Household energy and health
41 - Household energy: the urban dimension
42 - Household energy and the environment
43 - Fuel options for household energy

Editorial and Production Team

Elizabeth Bates

- Editor

Agnes Klingshirn

- Theme editor

Karin Roeske

- GTZ representative

Cornelia Sepp & Annette Emrich

- GTZ editors

Smail Khennas

- Senior energy specialist; French resume author

Carole Trigg

- Administration secretary

Tamsyn Barton

- Head of Technology unit

Contributions to Boiling Point

You are invited to send articles for the next two issues of Boiling Point, the themes of which will be:

· BP45: Low-cost electrification for household energy. Boiling Point usually focuses its attention on producing heat for cooking and space heating. However, the quality of people's lives can be improved greatly by access to light, radio, TV, and small power tools etc. In this edition, we invite all those working in the field of low-cost electrification to submit material. We are interested in methods of generation and uses for electricity. Information about technical, institutional and financial mechanisms for allowing poor people to access electricity (both on and off-grid) is also welcome.

· BP46: Household energy and the vulnerable. For those people and communities who have particular needs, access to household energy may be a major factor in their lives. This edition of Boiling Point will be dedicated to looking at those problems and possible coping strategies. BP46 will look at sectors of the community for whom access to energy is a particular problem such as: the elderly who are alone; children who have to fend for themselves; people with physical and mental disabilities; those who suffer long-term illness. The edition will also look at vulnerable communities, for example: those which are particularly isolated, and for whom climatic changes have had a major adverse impact; those urban communities for whom no formal tenancy arrangements, or their status, make access to energy difficult.

Articles should be no more than 1500 words in length. Illustrations, such as drawings, photographs, graphs and bar charts, are essential. Articles can be submitted as typescripts, on disc (preferably WORD), or by e-mail.

All correspondence should be addressed to: Boiling Point Editor, Intermediate Technology, Schumacher Centre for Technology & Development, Bourton Hall, Bourton on Dunsmore, Rugby, CV23 9QZ, UK, or by e-mail to <>

Boiling Point is the journal of the Intermediate Technology Development Group's Energy programme, and the Household Energy Programme (HEP) of GTZ, Germany. Typesetting by My Word!, Rugby, printing by Neil Terry Printing, Rugby.

Opinions expressed in contributory articles are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of ITDG or GTZ. We do not charge a subscription to Boiling Point, but would welcome donations to cover the cost of production and dispatch.

Erratum: BP 43: Page 6 - please replace sentences 3&4 in the 'Operation' section with: This allows hot gases to be drawn upwards through the hole to where combustion occurs. The hot gases are then drawn downwards between the inner and outer walls of the heating stove, providing good heat exchange to the room before passing out of the room through a flue (Figures 1 & 2).

Cover photo: Building links through group discussion: Bangladesh (slide A7 Bangladesh A521)