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Charcoal and the Environment - Pros and Cons

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Charcoal and the Environment - Pros and Cons
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Rudiger Meicherczyk, Walther Hennig
Abstract
Critics of appropriate technology occasionally point out to its supporters that the slogan "Small is Beautiful" does not always apply. Charcoal production is one example; with the simple earth and pit kiln technology, the emissions of toxic substances are substantial. Should one therefore advocate large charcoal production plants? Does it, in any case, make more sense to burn fuelwood for domestic cooking and heating? Even within GTZ, questions linked to charcoal production cause some controversy. We print two authors views on the subject...

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28
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Climate change
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Charcoal
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Environment    Charcoal    BoilingPoint28   

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