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Uganda’s search for eco-friendly fuel

Uganda: Traders selling firewood at the fish market at Ggaba Landing site on Lake Victoria. Cutting timber for firewood contributes to soil erosin and the silting-up of the Nile river basin / Andy Johnstone - Panos Pictures

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Ugandans are looking for alternative fuel. Currently, firewood and wood-based-charcoal are the most popular household fuels. But wood for charcoal is becoming scarcer and demand for it has led to soaring prices and created environmental destruction.

Now a new form of household fuel is being developed to encourage people to stop relying on their forests for energy. Wambi Michael reports.

This feature was created by a fellow from the Climate Change Media Partnership a group made up of Panos, Internews and the International Institute for Environment and Development. You can read all the CCMP features on Panos London here.

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  1. I just wonder what kind of “new form of household fuel is being developed”. This report is from 2009. Did they find an apprapriate and sustainable solution? Best regards.

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04/07/2009

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