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Traditional Energy Programs with an Open Access Forest Resource: Policy Implications

Policies for managing a forest subject to open access exploitation are discussed from the viewpoint of encouraging greater efficiency in the use of woodfuels. The usefulness of market and non-market policy options formanagingforestresources is shown to depend on whether fuelwood collection is the major cause of deforestation or not and, if so, whether fuelwood collection procedures have a market valuation.

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Energy Specializations: Renewables – Biofuels ; Energy Access – Energy Poverty and Equity

JEL Codes: Q24: Renewable Resources and Conservation: Land, Q21: Renewable Resources and Conservation: Demand and Supply; Prices, Q41: Energy: Demand and Supply; Prices, Q48: Energy: Government Policy, Q16: Agricultural R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services

Keywords: Wood fuel, Forest resources, Deforestation, Biofuels

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol10-No4-4

Published in Volume 10, Number 4 of the bi-monthly journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.


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