Factors influencing the large-scale uptake by households of cleaner and more efficient household energy technologies

Publication Details

Puzzolo E, Stanistreet D, Pope D, Bruce N, Rehfuess E (2013) Factors influencing the largescale uptake by households of cleaner and more efficient household energy technologies. London: EPPI-Centre, Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London.

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Elisa Puzzolo, Debbi Stanistreet, Daniel Pope, Nigel Bruce, Eva Rehfuess
None specified
Energy, Environment and Disaster Management, Health Nutrition and Population
Thermal, Natural Resource Management , Pollution Control/ Waste Management , Nutrition, Preventive Health and Health Behavior
Equity Focus
None specified
Review Type
Other review

Main findings

Summary forthcoming. 


The absence of modern energy services in poor households contributes to persisting poverty and illness. Outdated domestic energy practices affect important health outcomes, waste natural resources, and undermine opportunities for education and development. The WHO currently funds a systematic review on the effectiveness of domestic energy interventions for indoor air pollution (IAP) and health outcomes. The systematic review proposed here aims to complement this review by considering mechanisms involved in effective interventions, to enable the successful implementation of modern household energy practices.

Research objectives

The aim of this systematic review is to define and evaluate restraining and enabling factors affecting the large-scale uptake of cleaner and more efficient domestic energy technologies.


The authors will review studies which involve programmes targeting domestic settings, assessing cooking- fuel and technology options such as cleaner fuels and improved solid-fuel cookstoves. Mechanisms of interest include knowledge and perceptions, fuel and technology characteristics, and market development. Included studies may be conducted in developing or middle-income settings. Eligible study designs are qualitative research studies, process evaluations of programmes or project reports, and analyses of demand- and supply-side factors. The authors will include published and unpublished studies in any language from 1980 onwards, and they aim to conduct a thematic synthesis, possibly stratified by region.

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