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Scoope.it! is a wonderful place to find resources to expand our common work in environmentally sustainable initiatives.  The photo illustrates GreenMIcrofinance's Bio-Latrine initiative in Ghana with our local NGO partners and funder. 

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Dr Nawal Al-Hosany Discusses Zayed Future Energy Prize

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany Discusses Zayed Future Energy Prize | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
In this segment of the Clean Energy View, host, June Stoyer talks to Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany about the Zayed Future Energy Prize.
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U.N. sustainable energy campaign focuses on women and children's health

U.N. sustainable energy campaign focuses on women and children's health | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
In many countries, access to clean, affordable and sustainable energy is a matter of life and death
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Just Because You Give Someone Cleaner Technology Doesn’t Mean They’ll Use It

Just Because You Give Someone Cleaner Technology Doesn’t Mean They’ll Use It | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
In rural Mali, cleaner cookstoves simply don't meet users' needs.
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""CleanCookstoves"  "CleanEnergy"" -> If you want to build an effective solution, you have to identify the real problem first.

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CleanStart - Microfinance Opportunities for a Clean Energy Future | UN-Energy Knowledge Network

CleanStart - Microfinance Opportunities for a Clean Energy Future | UN-Energy Knowledge Network | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
GreenMicrofinance Global™, Ltd. 's insight:

This publication is joint product of the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UNDP, CleanStart is a new programme to help poor households and micro-entrepreneurs access financing from microfinance institutions coupled with technical assistance for low-cost clean energy applications. 

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United Nations Foundation Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

United Nations Foundation Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private initiative to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.


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Flynn Design's curator insight, October 1, 2013 10:33 PM

"Cooking Should Not Kill" Just came back from their GACC's 3rd Year Celebration at the New York Hilton with Hillary Clinton as the keynote speaker. Met some awesomely inspiring people & banks and partners who are all banning together and well on their way to accomplishing the goal of providing clean cookstoves for 100 million households around the world by the year 2020.

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Third Year Report design for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

Third Year Report design for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it

SEE FULL ANNUAL REPORT AND OTHER MATERIALS HERE


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Flynn Design's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:16 AM

What a week it was in New York being amongst all of the great leaders and partners and spokespersons of the United Nations Foundation's Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves! "Its ambitious but achievable goal is to foster the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels in 100 million households by 2020."

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Fighting Poverty with Cookstoves and Carbon Markets (Op-Ed)

Fighting Poverty with Cookstoves and Carbon Markets (Op-Ed) | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
Carbon offsets are about more than climate change.
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Improving cookstoves will help save lives - and the planet

Improving cookstoves will help save lives - and the planet | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it

YES for local green enterprise development and creating wealth of the poor -> Around three billion people in the world, largely in developing countries, rely on fuels like wood and charcoal for cooking and heating in the home.

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CEDESOL - Changing Lives In Rural Bolivia

a film by Daniel Metzke narration: Maggie Cassaro To learn more about CEDESOLs ecological cooking systems visit: http://www.cedesol.org music credits: "Divis...
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Solar Panel Program in Bangladesh Boosts Profits and Local Business - Sutmundo

Solar Panel Program in Bangladesh Boosts Profits and Local Business - Sutmundo | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it

"Bangladesh has a serious power problem. Nearly half of its 162-million population does not have access to electricity.  Light can change lives, which is why the residents of this small village are beaming about one project that is harnessing the power of the sun."

 

"Grameen Shakti a non-profit company in Bangladesh is introducing solar power, borrowing power, and girl power to the villagers all at the same time. The program trains village women to install and repair solar panels and electrical outlets on homes and businesses."


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Biogas tube-wells for small farmers approved - The News International

Biogas tube-wells for small farmers approved - The News International | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
Biogas tube-wells for small farmers approved
The News International
It has also been decided to give a subsidy of Rs 100,000 to the farmers having up to five acres of land for biogas tube-well under the programme.
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A Billionaire’s Deep Pockets Come With a Big Catch

A Billionaire’s Deep Pockets Come With a Big Catch | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
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Tom Steyer, a billionaire philanthropist and environmentalist, plans to push US candidates to make the energy commitments.  

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The Impact of Deforestation on Forest Livelihoods in Ghana | Africa Portal

The Impact of Deforestation on Forest Livelihoods in Ghana | Africa Portal | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
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Meeting the Global Need for Clean Cook Stoves

Meeting the Global Need for Clean Cook Stoves | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
A three-stone fire is the traditional way of heating food and water, but it also poses risks and other problems. Users can be burned or scalded. Smoke can’t be controlled. The fires are inefficient and waste a lot of fuel. A Clarkson University researcher explains why this matters now.
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World Toilet Day: No laughing matter for champions of sanitation and global health

World Toilet Day: No laughing matter for champions of sanitation and global health | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
Singapore called Tuesday for greater efforts to improve sanitation in developing countries as it celebrated the inaugural UN World Toilet Day, an initiative by the cleanliness-obsessed island republic.
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World Bank urges better cookstoves in developing states to curb deaths

World Bank urges better cookstoves in developing states to curb deaths | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
OSLO (Reuters) - (Release at 2301 GMT, Sunday Nov 3) Simple measures to reduce pollution from cooking stoves in developing nations could save a million lives a year and help slow global warming, a World...
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Meet Rodney Rascona and his newest work to raise awareness @cookstoves

Meet Rodney Rascona and his newest work to raise awareness  @cookstoves | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it

Meet Rodney Rascona and his newest work to raise awareness by sharing success stories of families who have found new freedoms and happiness and healthier lives by using clean cookstoves provided by UNF’s Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves


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The "4 Block" Rocket Stove! - DIY Rocket Stove | Self-Sufficiency

The "4 Block" Rocket Stove! - DIY Rocket Stove  | Self-Sufficiency | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
Published on Nov 9, 2013 desertsun02 How to make a “FOUR BLOCK” Rocket Stove! Easy DIY. Four concrete blocks is all it takes to make it!. Cost $5.16. video shows you how to put it together. the stove funnels all its heat up under the bottom of the...
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Vast Challenges for Philippines After Typhoon

Vast Challenges for Philippines After Typhoon | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
Typhoon Haiyan delivered a crippling blow to the country’s midsection and appeared to have brought a heavy loss of life to cities, towns and villages.
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Land Fill Orchestra!

Land Fill Orchestra! | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
How did they turn something once regarded as so gross into something so beautiful?
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Some Cleaner Burning Cookstoves Aren't Clean Enough: Scientific American

Some Cleaner Burning Cookstoves Aren't Clean Enough: Scientific American | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
A new study shows no decline in childhood pneumonia from at least some cleaner-burning cookstoves

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BioLite - BioLite Stove

BioLite - BioLite Stove | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
BioLite Stoves make cooking on wood as clean, safe & easy as modern fuels while generating electricity to charge phones, lights and other electronics off-grid...

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Harvard Engineering Team Working On Biogas-Powered Laptop

Harvard Engineering Team Working On Biogas-Powered Laptop | Clean Energy, Biogas &  Cookstoves | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are working on a Micro Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC). It means that laptops could be powered by methane.
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