“With the right advances, new stoves could even use their own wasted heat to produce electricity that powers smoke-clearing fans, mobile phones, and even household lights.”
This week marked a step change in international commitments to address the needs of developing world cooks by incubating a global clean cookstove market.
Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in NY, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation, to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.
This initiative sets the goal of reaching 100 million homes with clean cooking technologies by the year 2020 and is being supported by an initial commitment of over $60 million from the US Government. In particular, we were thrilled that the Secretary chose to highlight BioLite's own "Waste Heat to Electricity" technology as an example of innovation poised to transform cookstoves.