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From Informational to Comparative: The New Philippine Energy Label
CLASP conducted a stakeholder survey about attitudes toward and understanding of the updated Philippine Energy Labeling Program's new label. These findings were presented to the Philippines DOE.
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.
Global Lighting Policy Bulletin
This bulletin outlines recently passed national and regional policy developments around the world phasing out fluorescent lighting.
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.
Communicating Circular Economy Through Labeling
CLASP presented research on existing circular economy labeling on appliances to the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) and provided recommendations for developing an appliance circular economy labeling scheme.
Bending Toward Circular: Using Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes to Transition to Appliance Circular Economy
CLASP's research on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes explores how governments can use these programs to transition to a circular economy.
Combating High Fuel Prices with Hybrid Heating: The Case for Swapping Air Conditioners for Heat Pumps
This report offers a strategy to kickstart home electrification in the US by swapping traditional air conditioners (AC) to two-way heat pumps that can both heat and cool indoor spaces.
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.
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.
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.
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.