The Alliance Blog

SAFE Reference Group Furthers MDG 8 Through Global Partnership for Energy Access

August 18, 2014

Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) Reference Group works to further MDG 8 by developing a global partnership to improve access to energy for cooking, lighting, heating, and powering

MDG 3 - Gender: Women Essential For Clean Cooking Adoption

by: Rachel Mahmud August 18, 2014

MDG 3, Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women, is essential for scaling up and growing the clean cookstoves and fuel sector. Millions of women and girls are living in energy poverty, risking their lives to cook food for their families. Energy poverty means that women and girls, who are the primary managers of household energy, do not have access to basic electricity or clean cooking technology.

Radha’s Message for July 2014

by: Radha Muthiah July 30, 2014

I write to you from India where we have finished some encouraging meetings with various government ministries, donor agencies, corporations, and partners in the cookstoves and fuels sector. 

Catalyzing the Sector: The Catalytic Small Grant Program

by: Marc Carr July 30, 2014

Global financing mechanisms alone are not sufficient to foster thriving clean cooking markets in the Alliance’s focus countries. There is a need for country-specific mechanisms that fund capacity building and growth of start-up and venture stage companies, particularly those that are locally owned and operated.

Alliance Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Super Pollutants

by: Suzanne Toma July 29, 2014

U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) plan to introduce a bill focused on cutting short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), or so-called "super-pollutants," which account for 40% or more of global warming.

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