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Cookstoves Program Aims To Spread Devices Across Africa And Asia

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This year's State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2013 report showed that carbon markets are funneling more and more money into projects that distribute low-carbon cookstoves. Now, a new initiative seeks to propel the adoption of these offset projects eve

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Terry V (30)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 7:09 pm
NOTED and SHARED. I would still like to see more solar, wind, or combos THANKS

JL A (281)
Saturday August 3, 2013, 7:10 pm
You are welcome Terry. You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.

Kath P (9)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:49 am
Really love this idea. I use a solar oven during the summer and it works great.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 4:57 am
We don't know how good we have it! This is a very valuable program.

JL A (281)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 8:21 am
You cannot currently send a star to Gloria because you have done so within the last day.

S S (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 10:48 am
Thank you.

Christeen A (370)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:26 pm
This is great news. Thanks for the share.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 1:25 pm

David C (133)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 2:05 pm
how about solar ovens....... you can go to see for yourself and donate.....I own one myself and use it as much as able in the northlands of MN so it should work great in much more equatorial countries..

Sheila D (194)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 2:13 pm
Really like this program, but didn't know about solar ovens. In an apt so don't think I'll be able to use one - will keep it in mind if I ever get that place on high land.

Peggy A (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 2:34 pm

JL A (281)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:24 pm
You are welcome Shanti, Christeen, Birgit and Peggy.
You cannot currently send a star to Dave or GGma because you have done so within the last day.

. (0)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:50 pm
Wonderful program. Now what's the catch? There's always a catch.

Maria S (95)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:56 pm
Thanks for sharing this great news.

Elizabeth Pugliese (8)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 3:57 pm
I love these cookstoves. Made a donation in my sister's name (she likes to cook) to Oxfam for one of these.

Hartson Doak (39)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 8:20 pm
But, this is still burning wood or manure. Why not go with the solar mirror stoves. Not carbon based fuel needed.

JL A (281)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 8:30 pm
These are what the families will get and use because it is closer to what they know is why not, based on efforts to push something else.

Kerrie G (116)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:24 am
Noted, thanks.

Helen Porter (39)
Monday August 5, 2013, 4:40 am
Good news!

Kit B (276)
Monday August 5, 2013, 7:30 am

Solar energy has progressed and POS or point of service solar electric is available and can offer clean, direct and free energy with non carbon stoves.

JL A (281)
Monday August 5, 2013, 8:11 am
You are welcome Kerrie. True Kit, it is getting families to spend that much of their limited money that interferes.
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Lona G (80)
Monday August 5, 2013, 8:18 am
This project is the continuation of an earlier project in which they already learned to go with the customs in the countries their working in. Solar power is the next option, but at this time still not developed enough to go with these stoves and the people are not familiar enough with it to buy into it. But most importantly, the present stoves are very durable and can withstand a lot of extreme handling and there are hardly any parts to it that can be broken. With solar powered stoves more technical problems are to be expected and a lot can't be resolved in poor, underdeveloped countries.

This is another case where it is better to do something, and see results now knowing they could be better, than to wait for the perfect solution and do nothing in the meantime.

Past Member (0)
Monday August 5, 2013, 10:54 pm
This is truly wonderful! Thanks JL

JL A (281)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 6:46 am
You are welcome Natasha.You cannot currently send a star to Natasha because you have done so within the last day.
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