Blog posts, podcasts, and publications from the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative

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How to Increase the Use of Clean Cookstoves and Solar Lighting in Rural Ethiopia and Beyond

Sied Hassen discusses experiments to understand willingness to pay for cookstoves and solar lights in Ethiopia.

October 8, 2020

China Has A Plan to Reduce Household Air Pollution. But Who Benefits?

Lunyu Xie discusses China’s plan to reduce household air pollution.

August 10, 2020

Why Does Chile Have Such Bad Air Pollution?

Carlos Chavez discusses the use of wood-burning stoves for home heating and policies to alleviate problems with indoor air pollution in Chile.

July 13, 2020

How Female Entrepreneurs Can Light Up Rural Rwanda

Rebecca Klege finds that female energy entrepreneurs are more successful than male entrepreneurs in Rwanda.

May 19, 2020

New Research Finds a Link Between Fires, Children’s Health and Gross Domestic Product

Prachi Singh finds a significant correlation between low weight and low height ratios and exposure to this pollution.

April 30, 2020

Why Don’t More People Use Clean Cookstoves?

For years, the global development community has struggled over the problem of dirty burning cookstoves.

April 16, 2020

Podcast: A Small Green Idea to Power Rural Nepal

As Subhrendu Pattanayak and a group of researchers from Duke University navigate narrow catwalks high into the Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas, they begin to understand first-hand the difficulties of establishing any set infrastructure in such difficult terrain.

March 20, 2019