Major findings from the Pilot Phase of Project Surya

  1. Innovations in Payments for Health Benefits of Improved Cookstoves
  2. Chapter in the forthcoming book Broken Pumps and Promises: Incentivizing Impact in Environmental Health, Authored by Ken Newcombe, Tara Ramanathan, Nithya Ramanathan, and Erin Ross. Edited by Evan Thomas. Publisher: Springer

  3. Preferences for improved cookstoves: Evidence from rural villages in north India
  4. Energy Economics, 52, 287–298, 2015 Full .pdf

  5. Reductions in Indoor Black Carbon Concentrations from Improved Biomass Stoves in Rural India
  6. Environmental Science & Technology, 49(7), 4749-4756, 2014 Full .pdf

  7. Can Currently Available Advanced Combustion Biomass Cook-Stoves Provide Health Relevant Exposure Reductions? Results from Initial Assessment of Select Commercial Models in India
  8. Ecohealth, 11(3), 1-17, 2014 Full .pdf

  9. Methodology for Deriving Climate Credits for improved solid biofuel cookstoves
  10. Surya C2P2 Report March, 2014 Full .pdf

  11. Laboratory Demonstration and Field Verification of a Wireless Cookstove Sensing System (WiCS) for Determining Cooking Duration and Fuel Consumption
  12. Energy for Sustainable Development, 23, 59-67, 2014 Full .pdf

  13. Household Air Pollution from Cooktsoves: Impacts on Health and Climate
  14. Global Climate Change and Public Health, Respiratory Medicine 7, Chapter 13, 2014 Full .pdf

  15. How do People in Rural India Perceive Improved Stoves and Clean Fuel? Evidence from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
  16. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 11, 1341-1358, 2014 Full .pdf

  17. First Roll Out of C2P2 Stoves in 5000 Homes: C2P2_McQuown5000
  18. Project Surya, 2014 Full .pdf

  19. Bringing Climate Solutions Down to Earth
  20. Huffington Post, 2014 Article link

  21. Viewpoints: Focusing on cleaning up the air
  22. The Sacramento Bee, 2014 Full .pdf

  23. Climate Credit Pilot Project: Implementation Plan
  24. Project Surya, 2013 Full .pdf

  25. Cleaner cooking solutions to achieve health, climate, and economic co-benefits
  26. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(9), 3944–52, 2013. Full .pdf

  27. Distribution of improved cookstoves: analysis of field experiments using strategic niche management theory
  28. Sustainability Science, 2012 Full .pdf

  29. Real-time assessment of Black Carbon pollution in Indian households due to traditional and improved biomass cookstoves
  30. Environmental Science and Technology, Published Online February 2012, 8 pp Full .pdf

  31. Link between local scale BC emissions and large scale atmospheric solar absorption
  32. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12, 1173-1187, 2012 Full .pdf.
    Previously featured in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 11, 21319-21361, 2011. Full .pdf

  33. A Cellphone Based System for Large Scale Monitoring of Black Carbon
  34. Atmospheric Environment, 45 (26),4481-4487, 2011 Full .pdf

  35. Black carbon emissions from biomass and fossil fuels in rural India
  36. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 7289-7299, 2011 Full .pdf

  37. Project Surya Prospectus
  38. University of California, San Diego, 14 pp, 2010 Full .pdf

  39. Mitigation of Global and Regional Climate Change: Buying the planet time by reducing black carbon, methane, and ozone
  40. Project Surya, 2009
    Featured in United Nations, Black Carbon e-Bulletin. 1:2 (Sept. 2009):3 Full .pdf and e-Bulletin

  41. Reduction of Air Pollution and Global Warming by Cooking with Renewable Sources
  42. White Paper, 2007 Full .pdf

Additional information about Project Surya can be obtained from these websites: Surya: Climate Credit Pilot Project and Climate Credit Pilot Project

With funding from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), National Science Foundation (NSF), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA, Sweden), QUALCOMM Incorporated (USA), The G. Unger Vetelsen Foundation (USA), and private donors (Dr. E. Frieman, Dr. D. Zaelke)