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ADVISORY: EPA Announces Grants to Six Universities for Clean Cookstove Research/The United Nations Foundation’s Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to host announcement event

Release Date: 05/22/2014
Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn (News Media Only) milbourn.cathy@epa.gov 202-564-7849 202-564-4355 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2014

WASHINGTON – On May 27, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will announce grant awards to six universities to research cleaner technologies and fuels for cooking, lighting, and heating homes.

The World Health Organization estimates that exposure to smoke from traditional cookstoves and open fires leads to 4.3 million deaths each year. This research will help to improve air quality, protect public health and slow climate change.

WHO: Remarks by

Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Radha Muthiah, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

WHAT: Reception hosted by the United Nations Foundation’s Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to announce new EPA grants for clean cookstove research.

WHEN: Tuesday May 27, 4:30 p.m.to 6:30 p.m. with remarks beginning at 5:30 pm.

WHERE: 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006

HOW: Members of the media interested in participating must RSVP to Cathy Milbourn at milbourn.cathy@epa.gov or 202-564-7849 / 202-564-4355.