Explore Our Research Publications
60 results found
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.
Energy Efficiency in the Favelas
New report reveals insights about the intersection of energy, poverty and efficiency in favelas across Rio de Janeiro.
Water and Energy Justice in the Favelas
CLASP assisted Catalytic Communities in a youth-run research project aimed at training low-income favela residents in the full arc of research, including how to use data to address compounding water and energy crises in Rio.
World’s Best MEPS: Identifying Top Energy Efficiency Standards for Priority Appliances
This report compares the stringency of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) requirements for the six highest-emitting appliance categories across ten of the world’s highest carbon emitting economies.
Global Lighting Policy Bulletin
This bulletin outlines recently passed national and regional policy developments around the world phasing out fluorescent lighting.
Appliances for All: Assessing the Inclusivity of the Solar Lighting and Appliances Sector
This report examines how well solar lighting and appliances are reaching key populations, and assesses inclusion across solar company employment practices and product offerings.
The next frontier, productive uses of energy, is an area that CLASP and the Schatz Center have deep expertise in. They will be instrumental in shaping the next generation of quality assurance.Itotia Njagi
IFC Lighting Global Lead
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unraveling Urban Household Energy Use Patterns in India
CLASP published a research paper in the ACEEE 2020 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings in India. The paper reviews first-of-its-kind nationwide research, carried out in 2018, that encompassed an urban residential end-use survey of 5,000 households and real-time appliance energy use monitoring of 200 households.
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.
Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey 2020
The 2020 Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey shares key insights on the perceived demand for, and impact of, off-grid appropriate appliances using data collected from 133 industry, policy, and development stakeholders. The survey results reflect the dynamic needs of off-grid consumers and aim to characterize the positive socioeconomic impact of a range of household appliances, productive use equipment, and healthcare technologies.
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.
Finding the Sweet Spot: Identifying Affordable Quality Solar Products for the Last Mile
This report brings together the GDC’s findings from 6 months of research on the quality of best-selling non-quality-verified (non-QV) products in Kenya. Through a funnelled field survey and quality testing led by VeraSol, our research identified non-QV products that are close to meeting the Lighting Global Quality Standards while remaining highly price-competitive with leading products in the market today.