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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.
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.
The Public Health & Environmental Impacts of Cooking with Gas
This report synthesises the health risks of cooking with gas, quantifies the societal cost, and gives actionable solutions to phase out gas cooking appliances in the UK, in favour of electric alternatives.
Exposing the Hidden Health Impacts of Cooking with Gas
This report synthesises the health risks of cooking with gas, quantifies the societal cost, and gives actionable solutions to phase out gas cooking appliances across the EU-27, in favour of electric alternatives.
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.
Working with CLASP has been a great pleasure. The team is professional, productive, and collaborative. They treat ECREEE as partners in the formulation and implementation of their activities, asking our organization and ECOWAS member states for contributions, insights, and review.Dr. Charles Diarra
Energy Efficiency Expert of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
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.
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.
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.
Webinar Materials | How to Evaluate and Prioritize Efficiency Policies with Mepsy
Presentation materials from a webinar demonstration of Mepsy and its features on April 27, 2021.
Quantifying Lighting Benefits under the RoHS Directive: Calculating the Cost of Lost Time
CLASP recalculated the effects of the Oeko-Institut data for a one-year, two-year or three-year delay, showing significant costs to European citizens in terms of excess energy use, increased pollution, and higher cost to consumers.
Clarifications on Lighting Europe’s Comments to the RoHS Committee
This report is the third in a series of market and technology studies that consider whether the exemptions for fluorescent lighting should be continued or retired. The report was developed to address issues that were raised by Lighting Europe in two sets of comments they submitted directly to the RoHS Committee and the Commission.
Transitional Test Method for Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements for Electronic Displays
Transitional Test Method sets out a measurement methodology that can be freely used by manufacturers and importers of electronic displays to assess compliance with two recent European regulations.
Assessing Annex III Fluorescent Lamp Exemptions in the Light of Scientific and Technical Progress
This report provides a technical assessment of the exemptions provided in Annex III of the Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment for fluorescent lamp types.
Mercury-Free Alternatives to Certain Fluorescent Lamps: A Report to the European Commission’s Committee on the Restriction of Hazardous Substances
The Swedish Energy Agency and CLASP conducted a market and technology review to examine the availability of mercury-free lighting products to replace T5 and T8 linear fluorescent lamps and compact fluorescent lamps which are not integrally ballasted (CFLni).