Why do the World Bank and the Global Alliance continue to promote LPG as a clean energy solution for the developing world? The IEA projects that the world is on track to increase petroleum consumption by 800,000 b/d this year alone. Global consumption of oil, gas and coal is increasing exponentially as are the disastrous environmental consequences of extracting these fuels from increasingly less accessible land and undersea sources. Developing countries must subsidize LPG for the poorest of their citizens. Those that are trying to reduce these subsidies—like India—are encountering strong resistance. How is this a viable energy future? Enough sunlight hits our planet every forty minutes to power all human activity for a year. Developing solar energy technology is the only way for us to preserve a habitable planet for the future. There are more than a million solar cookers in use in China and India. Scheffler solar thermal cooking systems on the rooftops of ashrams and schools in India are cooking meals on every sunny day for tens of thousands of pilgrims and students. China currently has ten, 10-year United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (CDM) certified solar cooking projects, involving 1,223,200 people in 305,800 coal-dependent households. Global warming reduction from these projects is projected at 7,238,625 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). The projects are located in northwestern China, a region more than thirty degrees north of the equator with brutally cold winters but little rainfall. An area this far north is not an obvious location for solar cookers however, due to the dry, sunny climate of western China and the ability of parabolic solar cookers to function even in below freezing temperatures, these projects, which reduce the use of coal, brush and dung, are all eligible for CDM certification. Five more Chinese solar cooker projects are currently awaiting CDM registration. They are projected to involve an additional 243,000 households and 952,800 people with additional carbon savings of 4,566,560 tCO2e (from reduced coal use). Even using a conservative estimate of $8 per carbon credit unit, this will provide $63,699,896 in CER revenue by project completion. Returns at this level are attractive to a range of investors as carbon markets continue to mature. Mandatory annual monitoring has confirmed the successful adoption of parabolic solar cookers which are in continuous daily use and which have averaged 9% higher use than projected, with tCO2e reduction now predicted to be 7,962,487, exceeding the original figure of 7,238,625. I welcome your comments.