Can solar cooking save the forests

@article{Tucker1999CanSC,
  title={Can solar cooking save the forests},
  author={Michael Tucker},
  journal={Ecological Economics},
  year={1999},
  volume={31},
  pages={77-89}
}
Abstract Cooking with the sun has become a potentially viable substitute for fuelwood in food preparation in much of the developing world. Fuelwood scarcity is a growing problem that has thus far been poorly addressed. Solar cooking is one possible solution but its acceptance has been limited partially due to cultural barriers, relatively high start-up costs, and a lack of continued support subsequent to introduction. One possible source of some funding for solar cookers may be the Clean… 

Figures and Tables from this paper

Research developments in methods to reduce carbon footprint of cooking operations: A review
Global warming is a worldwide issue with its evident impacts across a wide range of systems and sectors. Global warming is caused by a number of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in which food systems
Sustainability assessment of home-made solar cookers for use in developed countries.
TLDR
Home-made solar cookers represent a promising opportunity to motivate behavioural changes towards a circular economy and sustainability in developed countries and could help people to engage socially and reduce stress, thus enhancing their social wellbeing.
Evaluation of usage and fuel savings of solar ovens in Nicaragua
Solar cooking technology has been promoted as a solution to both global poverty and environmental degradation, but relatively little research exists on the impact of solar oven usage on biomass fuel
Institutional cooking with solar energy: A review
Abstract A review on various aspects of institutional solar cooking is presented. Starting with an overview of energy requirement for cooking, the review includes cooking technologies developed for
Solar Cooking: Any place on our menu?
Cooking is considered as one of humanity’s most integral and common activities. Being a process that usually requires a thermal treatment of food, securing the fuel to heat can be as important as
A (new) cultural turn toward solar cooking—Evidence from six case studies across India and Burkina Faso
Abstract Solar cooking can generally be described as a way to use the sun's energy for cooking. Despite its multiple benefits as a clean, modular, simple source of energy, the implementation of solar
Analysis of the life-cycle costs and environmental impacts of cooking fuels used in Ghana
This study evaluated the life-cycle costs and environmental impacts of fuels used in Ghanaian households for cooking. The analysis covered all the common cooking energy sources, namely, firewood,
From Tree to Tea to CO2 in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a framework for analyzing the market chain of fuelwood around Kinshasa and Kisangani
Problems surrounding the (over) exploitation of fuelwood have mainly been studied in the context of dry and semi arid forests in African Sahel countries. For the tropical and humid forests, such as
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 30 REFERENCES
Greenhouse gases from biomass and fossil fuel stoves in developing countries: A Manila pilot study
Samples were taken of the combustion gases released by household cookstoves in Manila, Philippines. In a total of 24 samples, 14 cookstoves were tested. These were fueled by liquefied petroleum gas
Solar cooking in India--Promotion aspects
The author describes efforts to promote the use of solar cookers in India. The advantages of the cookers are presented followed by a description of solar cooking research, education activities, and
Trees of Life: Saving Tropical Forests and Their Biological Wealth
The World Resources Institute has a 2nd guide to the environment to inform people about the condition of tropical forests and old growth forests in the US and what we can do to save them. The Earth
Recent advances in devices for the heat pasteurization of drinking water in the developing world
The lack of clean water for drinking and washing is a major health problem in developing countries. One way to provide clean drinking water is to pasteurize it, a process where the water is heated to
State of the World 1993: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress toward a Sustainable Society.
  • M. Lowe
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • 1993
The Worldwatch Institute has release its 10th State of the World Report which is now translated into 27 languages. It stresses that we have entered a new ear in which reversing environmental
Woodland deforestation by charcoal supply to Dar es Salaam.
Abstract A dynamic model of deforestation around Dar es Salaam is constructed, linking marginal production cost and demand for charcoal. The exploited area forms a wedge, which expands inland as net
Carbon Offset Strategies
Globally, carbon offset funding has the potential to provide a new and large source of funding for energy and natural resource programmes around the world. Using funding from private companies in
The paths to rain forest destruction: Crossnational patterns of tropical deforestation, 1975-1990
Abstract Recently published, crossnational data on tropical deforestation vary in quality, but with appropriate safeguards they can be used to analyze the causes of tropical deforestation. We use
The epidemiology of acute respiratory infections in children and adults: a global perspective.
TLDR
The time may be right for development of acute symptom questionnaires, akin to the American Thoracic Society chronic respiratory questionnaire, for use in both developed and developing countries.
...
1
2
3
...