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Lowering Energy Consumption and CO₂ Emissions from Electric Motors in Pakistan Through Efficiency Policy
This report quantifies the current status of the motor market in Pakistan, the potential impact of introducing a policy that initally only regulates large motors, and the practicality of doing so.
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.
Environmentally Harmful Dumping of Inefficient and Obsolete Air Conditioners in Africa
This report details the extent of the environmentally harmful dumping of inefficient or obselete ACs across ten countries in North, West, East, and Southern Africa, ultimately providing policymakers with a set of solutions to encourage a transition toward highly-efficient, sustainable cooling technologies.
Staying cool: The development of India’s pioneering energy efficiency policy for chillers
India recently announced new energy efficiency policies for chillers, projected to avoid 28 TWh of electricity consumption and 23 million tons of CO₂ emissions cumulatively through 2030. This article presents a case study of the unique challenges and solutions required to design a new energy efficiency policy for chillers in India.
Bulk Procurement Inspection Manuals
In November 2019, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), an energy service company set up under India’s Ministry of Power, published a series of inspection manuals to guide bulk procurements for five product categories: electric motors, LED street light fixtures, room air conditioners, smart meters, and submersible water pumps.
Market Assessment of Light Commercial Air Conditioners in India
This paper examines the methodologies and labeling thresholds adopted for room air conditioners in Japan, China, and South Korea in order to make recommendations for an impactful labeling policy in India.
Standards and Labeling Policy for Deep Freezers in India
Using both surveys and in-person interviews of manufacturers and their associations, this report examines the Indian deep freezer market in order to understand product segmentation and projected growth rates.
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).
Thailand Room Air Conditioner Market Assessment and Policy Options Analysis
CLASP, in collaboration with a local partner, Niwat Phansilpakom, conducted a comprehensive characterization of the room air conditioner market in Thailand and analyzed impacts from various policy scenarios. The report provides the technical evidence to support revision of Thailand’s MEPS and labeling for ACs.
Kenya Room Air Conditioner Market Assessment and Policy Options Analysis
CLASP, in collaboration with RenCon Associates, a local partner, conducted a comprehensive characterization of the RAC market in Kenya. The report provides the technical evidence to support the revision of Kenya’s MEPS for RACs.
Vietnam Room Air Conditioner Market Assessment and Policy Options Analysis
CLASP, in collaboration with the Ecology and Environment Institute (EEI), conducted a comprehensive characterization of the room air conditioner market in Vietnam and analyzed impacts from various policy scenarios. The report provides the technical evidence to support a revision of Vietnam's MEPS and energy labeling ratings for ACs.
2019 eceee Summer Study – CLASP Policy Database – an appliance energy efficiency tool for collaboration
2019 eceee Summer Study – Boosting African regional markets of highly efficient appliances through effective energy efficiency and trade policy
What if coupling proven energy efficiency policy tools with effective trade policy could reshape the regional market of highly efficient appliances in Africa? This paper evaluates the opportunity to boost the effects of regionally harmonized standards within the AfCFTA, by improving efficiency of appliances while enhancing intra-regional trade.
2019 eceee Summer Study – Assessing testing capacity in ECOWAS and ASEAN regions to support S&L programs for cooling appliances
The Role of Trade Policy and Energy Efficiency Policy to Promote Highly Efficient Air Conditioner Markets
Philippines Room Air Conditioner Market Assessment and Policy Options Analysis
CLASP, in collaboration with Innogy Solutions, conducted a comprehensive characterization of the room air conditioner market in the Philippines and analyzed impacts from various policy scenarios. The report provides the technical evidence to support increasing the stringency of MEPS for air conditioners in the Philippines.