Energy

People need sustainable energy. This topic looks at healthy options for household energy, not only for people, but for the planet.

Africa has a vast range of energy sources but despite this potential, the continent consumes the least energy per person in the world. Currently, over sixty percent of households in Africa burn biomass fuels, like wood, crop residue, charcoal and dung every day. The smoke produced from these fuels can be very dangerous and causes 600,000 deaths per year in Africa.

Of all the biomass fuels, wood is the most sought-after. As the number of trees dwindles rapidly, people have to travel greater distances to collect wood. Women often provide much of the human energy in families and when trees are few and far between, they have to carry heavy loads of fuel wood long distances every day. Encouraging fuel-efficient stoves to reduce the burning of biomass fuels, and supporting alternative, renewable sources of energy are vital for the future, for both rural communities and the environment.

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Energy – Index of Resources

Topic Content


  • People need energy
  • Ways to Access Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Wood smoke and our health
  • Fuel Savers
  • More Ideas for Cough-Free Cooking
  • Global Climate Change
  • Save the World through Energy Efficiency
  • Activities

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  • Introduction
  • Water Energy
  • Solar Energy
  • Biogas
  • Fuel Efficient Stoves
  • Smoke Hoods

Action Sheets


  • Reducing Kitchen Smoke
  • Fuel Savers
  • Make a Fireless Haybox Cooker
  • Solar Cooking
  • Make your own Solar Cooker
  • Improved Stoves
  • Smoke Hoods
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Build your own Solar Water Heater
  • Biogas
  • Planting (Trees for) Fuelwood
  • Solar Lanterns
  • Energy Efficient Houses

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