Alternate Energy Strategies for the Developing World's Domestic Use: A Case Study of Nigerian Households' Fuel Use Patterns and Preferences
Edward L Onyebuchi
The Energy Journal, 1989, vol. Volume 10, issue Number 3, 121-138
Through case studies in rural and urban settings within Nigeria, this paper examines the degree to which qualities associated with commonly proposed new energy supply technologies for developing countries satisfy the needs and preferences of Nigerian households. The paper demonstrates that the often cited, and unquestionably important advantages of such technologies, including ecological safety, renewability, decentralization of supply systems, and diversity are not factors which carry sufficient appeal to individual households in determining fuel choices for domestic purposes. The study finds that safety, reliability of supply, convenience, and a fuel's versatility are the factors which determine its desirability.
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