2022
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Fuel stacking implications for willingness to pay for cooking fuels in peri-urban Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

  • Ipsita Das
  • Bridget Rogers
  • Mani Nepal
  • Marc Jeuland
  • Summary

This study finds that stacking is associated with household demographic variables and the time burden of firewood collection; meanwhile, wealthier households, those having more empowered women, and those affected by the 2015 trade blockade in Nepal use more LPG. 

Key highlights:

a. We examine determinants of fuel stacking and willingness to pay for primary fuels.

b. Stacking is associated with the time cost of firewood collection, wealth, and women's empowerment.

c. Willingness to pay for LPG is lower in households stacking this fuel and firewood.

d. Willingness to pay for LPG and firewood is price inelastic, especially for firewood.

e. Willingness to pay for 1 MJ of useful cooking energy ranges between 0.4 and 1.2 USD.

  • Published in:
    Energy for Sustainable Development, 70
  • DOI:
    10.1016/j.esd.2022.08.017
  • Pages:
    15
  • Language:
    English
  • Published Year:
    2022
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