Study IDs kerosene lamps as big source of black carbon

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 19:30 in Physics & Chemistry

Kerosene lamps, the primary source of light for more than a billion people in developing nations, churns out black carbon at levels previously overlooked in greenhouse gas estimates, according to a new study. The new findings result in a twenty-fold increase to previous estimates of black carbon emissions from kerosene-fueled lighting. The good news is that affordable, cleaner alternatives exist.

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