I wish this was some sick joke. It’s almost like you couldn’t even make this stuff up. But according to CNSNEWS, Hillary Clinton has started the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves which has the goal to “save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women and combat climate change by bringing “clean and efficient cooking solutions” to families around the world.” The total U.S. commitment to the cookstove project so far is $105 million. But don’t worry. Hillary Clinton got China to join this “alliance” so basically we are giving a $105 million in stimulus to China.
China’s participation will help the Global Alliance meet its goal of having 100 million homes adopt clean and efficient stoves and fuels by 2020.
In China, an estimated 80 percent of households rely on solid fuels such as wood or dung to burn the fires that heat their food. The World Health Organization estimates that burning those solid fuels accounts for more than 540,000 premature deaths in China each year and various chronic and acute illnesses.
“By joining the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, China is taking an important step towards reducing the enormous health, gender, economic and environmental risks associated with inefficient and polluting cookstoves, both in China and in developing markets around the world,” the U.S. State Department said.