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Alicia Oberholzer

Senior Associate, Research

Alicia Oberholzer is the Senior Associate for Research at the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA). Prior to joining CCA, Alicia worked as an Impact Associate at Solar Sister. She also supported a variety of off-grid energy and clean cooking research projects at the Duke University Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative. Alicia holds a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University and a B.S. in Molecular Biology from Stetson University. Outside of geeking out about energy access, Alicia loves to rock climb and spend time with her two cats.

Articles by Alicia Oberholzer

The Energy Crisis No One is Talking About: Cooking

The Energy Crisis No One is Talking About: Cooking

Millions of people have reverted to cooking with firewood due to rising fuel costs sparked by Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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A Clean and Healthy Environment is a Human Right, but We Cannot Ensure it Without Changing the Way People Cook

A Clean and Healthy Environment is a Human Right, but We Cannot Ensure it Without Changing the Way People Cook

The UN declared access to a healthy and clean environment a global human right. This must include clean cooking.

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Clean Cooking for Mental Health: New Studies Find Links Between Polluting Cooking Fuel Use and Depression

Clean Cooking for Mental Health: New Studies Find Links Between Polluting Cooking Fuel Use and Depression

For Mental Health Awareness Month, CCA examined the relationship between polluting cooking fuel use and mental health.

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Cash Incentivizes Families in Nepal to Cook with Clean Fuels, New CCA-led Study Finds

Cash Incentivizes Families in Nepal to Cook with Clean Fuels, New CCA-led Study Finds

Direct cash transfers also disincentivize use of traditional, more polluting stoves and fuels.

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We Won’t Meet Global Climate Goals Without a Lot More Funding for Clean Cooking

We Won’t Meet Global Climate Goals Without a Lot More Funding for Clean Cooking

Clean cooking continues to be an overlooked climate solution, but climate goals cannot be met without including it.

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Clean Cooking Can Empower Women: A New Financial Tool Could Help Determine What That’s Worth

Clean Cooking Can Empower Women: A New Financial Tool Could Help Determine What That’s Worth

CCA has partnered with Duke University and C-Quest Capital to advance gender equity and energy access.

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Babies Born to Mothers Exposed to Polluted Air are at Higher Risk for Childhood Pneumonia

Babies Born to Mothers Exposed to Polluted Air are at Higher Risk for Childhood Pneumonia

Clean cooking interventions can play a critical role in reducing the risk of early childhood pneumonia

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Are We Underestimating Deaths Related to Household Air Pollution?

Are We Underestimating Deaths Related to Household Air Pollution?

Clean cooking could play an important role in helping to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment

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