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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
South African Shower Heads Testing Report
This report provides an overview of the flow rate profiles of available South African shower heads, and depictions of product spray patterns.
U.S. Consumer Attitudes Towards Appliance Efficiency Standards and Purchasing Behaviors by Income, Race, and Homeownership
This Issue Brief serves to inform the US Department of Energy (DOE) and policymakers of the widespread public support for federal appliance energy efficiency standards, and uncover new data on appliance purchasing behaviors.
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.
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.
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.