APRIL 25 -27, 2016


The focus of the workshop is on the current state of the global energy transition:

  • Lack of access to electricity and other modern fuels;

  • Drivers of the energy transition in low- and middle-income contexts, including lessons learned from past experiences;

  • Impacts of energy transition on health, labor, forests, regional air quality, and global climate;

  • Gaps in the relevant research, including the growing importance of renewable energy technologies; and

  • How future research efforts may be coordinated in ways that are policy-relevant.


Connecting to research, ideas, and people working on sustainable energy transitions across the world.


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How Do People in Rural India Perceive Improved Stoves and Clean Fuel?

Preference heterogeneity and adoption of environmental health improvements: Evidence from a cookstove promotion experiment

Piloting improved cookstoves in India

Do cleaner cookstoves reduce biomass fuel consumption? Evidence from North India

Preferences for Improved Cookstoves: Evidence from rural villages in North India

The economics of household air pollution




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Learn about our work at Duke Household Energy & Health Initiative

  • Our focus

    Duke University’s Household Energy and Health Initiative brings together researchers from diverse fields, compiling a group of interdisciplinary scholars, students and professionals focused on air pollution, improved cookstoves, and clean fuels. The project highlights work by faculty and students across campus, as well as in partners in other academic and research institutions.

  • Our publications

    Read our latest research on household energy access and health. Our research focuses on two main themes: stimulating household adoption of improved cookstove and the impacts of clean energy use.

  • Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative

    The annual Sustainable Energy Transitions in Developing and Emerging Economies Workshop aims to bring together leading experts working on this theme from a variety of disciplinary perspectives but with an emphasis on environmental economics and policy. The first workshop will be help at Duke University in April 2016.

  • Triangle Household Energy Transitions Initiative (TRI-HET)

    The Triangle Household Energy Transitions Initiative (TRI-HET) is a collaboration of six institutions in the Triangle region of North Carolina working on issues of household energy access, energy transition, air pollution and health. The institutions include North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Duke University, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, US Environmental Protection Agency, and RTI International.

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