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Replacing Residential Heating Oil with Heat Pumps in the US
This paper explores two opportunities for heat pump retrofits for oil heating equipment in the US, and the costs and benefits of each based on a 2021 CLASP analysis, with updates to reflect oil heat and December 2021 prices.
Non-Compliance Risk Assessment Tool
The Non-Compliance Risk Assessment Tool allows users to evaluate energy efficiency and quality policy enforcement efforts and associated market non-compliance risk.
Integrating Appliance Efficiency into Nationally Determined Contributions
This report investigates the inclusion of appliance efficiency in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and advises governments on how they can best leverage ambitious appliance efficiency policies when revising climate commitments.
Webinar Materials | How Mepsy Can Transform Your Energy Efficiency Policy Development
Presentation materials from a webinar demonstration of energy efficiency policy tool Mepsy and its features on 16 March 2022.
Farewell to Fluorescent Lighting: How a Phaseout Can Cut Mercury Pollution, Protect the Climate, and Save Money
This study finds that drop-in LED replacement lamps are available for all common linear fluorescent tubes, pin-based compact fluorescent lamps, and specialty applications in the US.
Refurbishing Europe’s Fluorescent Lamp Manufacturing Facilities
EU domestic market for fluorescents will be gone in 2023 and regional export markets to the major trade partners is also being phased out by separate legislation. Through the EU Taxonomy Fund, there is potential to invest and convert these facilities to create a long-term, domestic supply of high-quality LED tubes in Europe, produced in Poland and Germany.
CLASP is one of the more credible, long-term operating NGOs in the space. It is able to explain the potential of legislation, give an overview of important issues globally, and put information in appropriate context.Viktor Sunderberg
President of Environmental & European Affairs, Electrolux
Using Technology to Build Affordable Business Intelligence for the Solar Water Pump Market
This study aimed to further innovation in East Africa's solar water pump market by developing and testing the viability of a toolkit that leverages remote sensing to generate affordable business intelligence for the nascent solar water pump market.
Mercury in Fluorescent Lighting: Unnecessary Health Risks & Actionable Solutions
This report outlines the health risks and environmental impacts of fluorescent lighting, highlights the many compelling advantages of transitioning to LED alternatives, and gives actionable solutions to phase out mercury-added lamps in the United States.
Pennies per Pound: The Return on Investment from Appliance Efficiency Technical Assistance
This report calculates the return on investment of 12 standards and labeling policies and technical assistance efforts spanning four geographic regions.
Evaluating Appliance Performance in the Field: Results from Remote Monitoring Solutions Beta Testing
CLASP through Efficiency for Access beta-tested remote performance monitors to develop an ideal solution that monitors the technical performance of solar refrigerators, solar water pumps and solar milking machines in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Senegal and India.
Off- and Weak-Grid Appliance Market: Uganda
This country profile covers relevant market and appliance performance data for off-grid appliances sold in Uganda based on findings from Efficiency for Access market surveys. It provides market insights to help inform sector stakeholders and encourage higher market penetration for high-quality off- and weak-grid appropriate appliances.
Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund: Innovator Series – Agsol
The Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund supported Agsol in developing a solar-powered, small-scale mill that offers a more affordable and efficient solution for customers living in rural areas.
Uses & Impacts of Electric Pressure Cookers
This report presents the results from 400 phone interviews on the impact and experience of electric pressure cooker customers in Kenya.
How Many Years Does It Take the European Commission to Change a Toxic Lightbulb?
CLASP recalculated the effects by country of the Oeko-Institut data for a two-year delay on toxic, fluorescent lighting phase-out in the EU. The data shows significant costs to European citizens in terms of excess energy use, increased pollution, and higher cost to consumers.
Uses and Impacts of Solar Water Pumps
This report explores the benefits and potential challenges experienced by solar water pump customers in East Africa, Senegal and Zambia based on findings by the 60 Decibels team. It provides insights to inform stakeholders and encourage scaling of markets for nascent technologies like solar water pumps.
Air Conditioner Labeling in Thailand: Key Findings and Recommendations
This Policy Brief presents findings from an evaluation of the Electricity Generation Authority for Thailand (EGAT) No. 5 air conditioning (AC) energy label and provides recommendations to enhance the labels' impact in driving the transition to higher-efficiency products.
Off- and Weak-Grid Appliance Market: Nigeria
This country profile covers relevant market and appliance performance data for off-grid appliances sold in Nigeria based on findings from Efficiency for Access market surveys. It provides market insights to help inform sector stakeholders and encourage higher market penetration for high-quality off- and weak-grid appropriate appliances.
Study to Evaluate Online Energy Labelling Compliance in the EU
E-commerce is steadily growing in the EU, and numerous websites offer energy-using products for sale. In this study, CLASP and our partners assessed the proper display of appliance energy labels and related information on websites. The study covers six EU Member States: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, France, and Slovakia.