The difficult choice of a cooking fuel

Indoor air pollution is a major problem in the developing world and. Most of these emissions are generated while cooking with solid fuels. For this reason, understanding the determinants of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) stove adoption in rural India is key for designing good policies. This column looks at the impact of electrification on the choice of cooking fuel. According to the energy ladder theory, the increase in socioeconomic status generated by electrification should push households towards the adoption of cleaner cooking fuels.

15 June 2021

Empowering local communities to manage their forests: Nine EfD studies examine the ecological and socioeconomic effects

Probably the most important trend in developing countries’ forest policy over the past several decades has been decentralization—the transfer of management authority from the national level to the states, villages, and local communities. More than a quarter of all developing countries’ forests are now managed by local communities, well over twice the share for protected areas.

How the CBAM changes carbon pricing within the EU

It is unusual for a rapporteur to abstain from voting on a resolution that he or she has proposed. This is what Green MEP Yannick Jadot did when the European Parliament voted on the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM). He did so to protest against a last-minute amendment that canceled the removal of the free allowances assigned to some firms in the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

10 March 2021 | Air Quality

Relying on the market to fight air pollution

How far should we go to improve air quality? Market instruments inform us about the costs of de-pollution. This information is useful for improving our public policies with regard to health and environmental damage.

29 June 2019

Takeaways from SETI's 2019 Policy Interaction Workshop in Santiago, Chile

The Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) is proud to announce a successful fourth annual conference, which occurred on May 15-17, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. The three-day conference kicked off with a policy interaction workshop, featuring various stakeholder perspectives on energy access in Latin America.