Want citizens to care about climate change? Write them a cheque

If citizens think they’ll personally and financially benefit from a carbon tax, maybe politicians would take action. Thomas Hafeneth/Unsplash Abhishek Kar, University of British Columbia and Hisham Zerriffi, University of British Columbia Climate scientists insist in a recent report that fundamental changes in how energy is consumed and supplied are urgently required to avoid serious […]

The New ERDELab Blog

Hi all.  After a long hiatus, I’ve decided to start up a research oriented blog on my group’s website again.  You can expect to see regular posts from myself as well as the graduate students in the research group (and sometimes co-authored posts) covering topics such as energy access, energy transitions, technology adoption, policy and […]

Has India’s Ujjwala Program enabled millions to shift to Liquefied Petroleum Gas as a primary cooking fuel?

Abhishek Kar, Devyani Singh, Hisham Zerriffi The global energy poverty problem associated with cooking with solid fuels such as firewood, crop residue, cattle dung, and coal is well recognized and at the core of Sustainable Development Goal 71. A key solution being promoted is to facilitate households switching to cleaner burning fuels such as Liquefied […]