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An introduction to the reality of household fuel needs in Bangladesh

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An introduction to the reality of household fuel needs in Bangladesh
Authors (non HEDON members)
Mohammad Aslam
Abstract
In Bangladesh, 64.8% of the total final energy consumed in 1990 was consumed in the household sector. This high proportion is an indication of the subsistence nature of the economy. The energy needs of the household sector are basic for survival, making their provision on a sustain-able basis a priority. In 1990, of the total energy consumed in the household sector, 91.5% was supplied by biomass fuels and only 8.5% by commercial fuels. To ensure a sustainable supply of energy for the household sector there must be planned development of biomass fuels which are in scarce supply in Bangladesh...

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39
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Title in French
Introduction aux besoins en énergie domestique au Bangladesh
Abstract in French
Au Bangladesh plus de 90 % des ménages utilisent la biomasse comme combustible pour la cuisson. Les ménages les plus démunis utilisent des résidus végétaux ou animaux comme la bouse de vache. L'auteur examine les avantages et les contraintes liées à l'utilisation de ce combustible. Il est notamment souligné que c'est un combustible apprécié mais qui tend à être moins abondant du fait de l'introduction de variétés à haut rendement dans l'agriculture au détriment de l'élevage de bovins.
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Fuels
Dung cakes
Location: continent
Asia
Location: asian countries
Bangladesh
Keywords
Dung    Fuel    Bangladesh    Biomass   

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