Domestic cooking energy markets and the contingent role of public policies

By Dr Meron Tesfamichael, University College London

As MECS country-level activities increase and expand, it is becoming increasingly relevant for researchers to decipher the policy instruments public institutions use to coordinate and influence their national (cooking) energy landscape. With this in mind, over the next few months, MECS researcher, Dr Meron Tesfamichael, will post blogs focusing on a selection of policy tools (e.g. subsidy, tax, information campaign, inter-agencies coordination). With an objective to unpack and demystify, each piece will focus on one policy instrument from domestic cooking energy perspective. The first blog investigates the role of subsidy as an economic incentive.