Mortality and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Petroleum Energy Futures in Africa

  title={Mortality and Greenhouse Gas Impacts of Biomass and Petroleum Energy Futures in Africa},
  author={R. Bailis and M. Ezzati and D. Kammen},
  pages={103 - 98}
  • R. Bailis, M. Ezzati, D. Kammen
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Science
  • We analyzed the mortality impacts and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by household energy use in Africa. Under a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario, household indoor air pollution will cause an estimated 9.8 million premature deaths by the year 2030. Gradual and rapid transitions to charcoal would delay 1.0 million and 2.8 million deaths, respectively; similar transitions to petroleum fuels would delay 1.3 million and 3.7 million deaths. Cumulative BAU GHG emissions will be 6.7 billion… CONTINUE READING
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