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MicroEnergy Credits announces first use of the Gold Standard methodology for issuing carbon credits for induction cookstoves in India

19th April 2024

The Gold Standard methodology for measuring the carbon emissions of metered cooking devices has been applied for the first time to induction cookstoves in India through an innovative induction cookstove clean cooking carbon program by MicroEnergy Credits. The program uses the new and innovative methodology, developed by Climate Impact Partners in partnership with the UK aid (FCDO) funded Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme, which provides efficient, high-quality quantification of emissions impact from metered clean cooking devices.

With recent studies showing that 20–50% of the pollutants in ambient air in India originate from residential solid fuel combustion, this project represents an important step in empowering households to shift to modern energy cooking solutions – to date, the MicroEnergy Credits project has reduced 85,310 tons of CO2, benefitted 133,525 households, created 103 jobs, and saved 1.10 hours per household per week.

Read full details about this milestone achievement in the MicroEnergy Credits press release.  


Featured image credit: MicroEnergy Credits.

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