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Coal use for residential heating: Patterns, health implications and lessons learned

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dc.contributor.author Kerimray, Aiymgul
dc.contributor.author Rojas-Solórzano, Luis
dc.contributor.author Amouei Torkmahalleh, Mehdi
dc.contributor.author Hopke, Philip K.
dc.contributor.author Ó Gallachóir, Brian P.
dc.creator Aiymgul, Kerimray
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-22T03:22:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-22T03:22:42Z
dc.date.issued 2017-10-01
dc.identifier DOI:10.1016/j.esd.2017.05.005
dc.identifier.citation Aiymgul Kerimray, Luis Rojas-Solórzano, Mehdi Amouei Torkmahalleh, Philip K. Hopke, Brian P. Ó Gallachóir, Coal use for residential heating: Patterns, health implications and lessons learned, In Energy for Sustainable Development, Volume 40, 2017, Pages 19-30 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 09730826
dc.identifier.uri https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0973082615303410
dc.identifier.uri http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/3015
dc.description.abstract Abstract Residential coal consumption has decreased significantly since 1990 in most developed and developing countries, due to fuel switching. However, there are still countries with a high proportion of households using coal for heating purposes, in some cases with increasing coal consumption trends. This review discusses the patterns of the coal use, associated emissions, the negative impacts on health, and the policies and interventions used to limit the negative effects of high residential coal use. The patterns of residential coal use in those selected countries that account for 86% of global residential coal consumption are reviewed. Interventions in these selected countries have been accessed. It appears that the World Health Organization (WHO) may substantially underestimate the health impacts in these countries, particularly with respect to the burden of disease from household air pollution from using solid fuel for cooking as the indicator of exposure. The alternative to the WHO approach uses International Energy Agency (IEA) data because it provides the energy consumption for each country by fuel type and all household end-uses in a consistent framework. National survey data on energy and emissions also provides better metrics of exposure. Most of the assessed studies in developed countries focused on ambient air pollution, while in developing countries indoor air pollution was given primary attention (except for Mongolia). The PM concentrations within households using coal in Ireland, Mongolia, and China were compared and substantial differences were found as a result of differences in ventilation, stove design, fuel quality and stove maintenance and operation. Policy measures such as the large stove switching programs in China and Mongolia were mostly successful, but did not fully reach desired targets because of several factors. One of these key factors was the variability of human behavior and its response to the policy stimuli. Important barriers to the transition to cleaner energy alternatives are relatively low coal prices coupled with its level of supply security. Health benefits, however, are generally higher than the abatement costs in the most polluted areas, and support from governments for cleaner energy, that includes a focus on health, can be feasible and effective if carefully designed and targeted. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Energy for Sustainable Development en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Energy for Sustainable Development
dc.subject Coal en_US
dc.subject Residential heating en_US
dc.subject Policy en_US
dc.subject Indoor air pollution en_US
dc.title Coal use for residential heating: Patterns, health implications and lessons learned en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.license © 2017 International Energy Initiative. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
elsevier.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.esd.2017.05.005
elsevier.identifier.eid 1-s2.0-S0973082615303410
elsevier.identifier.pii S0973-0826(15)30341-0
elsevier.identifier.scopusid 85020696132
elsevier.volume 40
elsevier.coverdate 2017-10-01
elsevier.coverdisplaydate October 2017
elsevier.startingpage 19
elsevier.endingpage 30
elsevier.openaccess 0
elsevier.openaccessarticle false
elsevier.openarchivearticle false
elsevier.teaser Residential coal consumption has decreased significantly since 1990 in most developed and developing countries, due to fuel switching. However, there are still countries with a high proportion of households...
elsevier.aggregationtype Journal
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