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Improving Public Health & Advancing Equity Goals with Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards
Key findings from a forthcoming report estimating the distribution of public health benefits from appliance energy efficiency standards in disadvantaged communities in the United States.
Appliance Efficiency in NDCs: Tracking Changes in Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Climate Agreement
Appliance efficiency is an important mitigation solution, but it’s often left out of nationally determined contributions (NDCs), CLASP has found. In the leadup to COP28, this report emphasizes the opportunity for governments to bolster their climate commitments by integrating ambitious appliance efficiency targets into the next round of NDCs.
Clearing the Air: Gas Cooking and Pollution in European Homes
New study confirms gas cooking appliances release harmful pollutants into homes across Europe, exceeding benchmarks set by World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and EU and UK limits for outdoor air pollution.
Consumer Perspectives of Gas and Electric Cooking: Evidence from Four National Surveys in Europe
This CLASP report examines European consumers’ preference and usage of gas and electric cooking appliances. It ascertains awareness of the health risks associated with gas cooking appliances, readiness to transition to electric alternatives, and opinions on potential government interventions.
Unlocking Green Jobs for Rural Youth in Solar Irrigation
Efficiency for Access and Dalberg are launching a pilot program to promote green skills development and enable youth to access jobs in the solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS) sector.
Keep it Cool: Harnessing Cold Storage to Reduce Food Loss & Support Sustainable Food Systems in Emerging Economies
This Efficiency for Access technology trend brief explores the role of cold storage in reducing food loss and enhancing food security, and highlights organizations that are pioneering these efforts.
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
Getting Appliances Back on Track: Assessing Progress Towards Global Energy Efficiency Commitments
This report tracks the progress of 15 countries who signed onto the Appliance Efficiency Call to Action in 2021 at COP26 in Glasgow, which pledged to double the energy efficiency of four product categories by 2030.
2023 Tech Trends in Energy Access
Up-to-date market insights for off-grid cooling, cooking and agricultural productive-use appliances, encompassing trends, opportunities, and targeted recommendations for scaling access to efficient technologies.
Pathways to Prevent Dumping of Climate Harming Room Air Conditioners in Southeast Asia
CLASP’s new report examines the ongoing, widespread sale of less efficient air conditioners with obsolete refrigerants across Southeast Asia. The research includes actionable solutions which could reduce a billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions over 25 years, and slash consumers energy bills.
Quantifying Appliance Access Gaps for a Climate-Resilient Africa
This report quantifies appliance access gaps in Africa for five appliances essential for climate-resilient development: refrigerators, televisions, fans, air conditioners, and solar water pumps.
Market Assessment Report for Chillers in India
This report examines the potential for GHG emissions reduction and energy consumption in India through the adoption of a mandatory efficiency labeling program for chillers in India. CLASP and Environmental Design Solutions provided technical assistance to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency to assess the market for chillers in India.
Market Assessment Report for Light Commercial Air Conditioners in India
This report examines the vast potential for GHG emissions reduction and energy consumption in India from Light Commercial Air Conditioners (LCACs) through the mandatory efficiency labeling program. It delves into the technical assistance provided by CLASP and PwC to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency to upgrade the labeling program for LCACs to a mandatory phase.
Market Assessment for Deep Freezers in India
This report delves into the technical assistance provided by CLASP and PwC to India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency to transition the efficiency policy for deep freezers to a mandatory stage.
Quality Assurance Capacity Building for the Off-Grid Solar Sector: Environmental and Social Framework Documentation
The following documents encompass the required documentation for the World Bank Group funded project, Quality Assurance Capacity Building for the Off-Grid Solar Sector.
Building Resilience in Low-Income Communities – The Role of Off-Grid Appliances
This report examines community resilience in the context of climate change, focusing on the role of off-grid solar products and equipment in supporting low-income communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
China’s MEPS Lead to Major AC Market Transformation
CLASP's analysis of China's evolving room air conditioner standards shows strong evidence for policy's role in swift market transformation.
CO₂ Avoidance from an EU Phase-Out of Gas Cooking Appliances
This factsheet reveals the potential CO₂ avoidance from an EU phase-out of gas cooking appliances from 2025 to 2029.