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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.
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.
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.
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.
Indonesia Residential End-Use Survey
CLASP and Ipsos conducted a first-of-its-kind national survey of household appliance use in Indonesia to provide insights into appliance ownership and usage at the household level to support energy efficiency policies that maximize energy and CO₂ reductions and cost savings for household consumers, manufacturers, and the nation.
Indonesia Market Study and Policy Analysis for Fans
CLASP, in partnership with PwC, conducted a comprehensive study of electric fans in Indonesia in efforts to characterize the market; inform the development of appropriate and robust fans testing, standards, and labeling requirements; and assess the potential impacts of these energy efficiency policies.
Indonesia Market Study and Policy Analysis for Refrigerators
This comprehensive study of domestic refrigerators in Indonesia aims to characterize the market; inform the development of appropriate and robust refrigerator testing, standards, and labeling requirements; and assess the potential impacts of these energy efficiency policies.
Indonesia Market Study and Policy Analysis for Rice Cookers
This comprehensive study of rice cookers in Indonesia aims to characterize the market; inform the development of appropriate and robust refrigerator testing, standards, and labeling requirements; and assess the potential impacts of these energy efficiency policies.
Indonesia Market Study and Policy Analysis for Lighting
CLASP, in partnership with PwC, conducted a comprehensive study of lighting products in Indonesia in efforts to characterize the market; inform the development of appropriate and robust fans testing, standards, and labeling requirements; and assess the potential impacts of these energy efficiency policies.
Electric Pressure Cooking: Accelerating Microgrid E-Cooking Through Business and Delivery Model Innovations
To evaluate the need and use-case for EPCs, CLASP conducted a small-scale study with PowerGen Renewable Energy mini-grid EPC customers in rural Tanzania. The report outlines the business model and delivery mechanisms used to distribute the EPCs, demonstrating that in-person trainings and loan facilities are critical components of product uptake and retention.
Renewable Energy Systems
Off- and Weak-Grid Solar Appliance Market: India
Insufficient data about off-grid appropriate appliances makes it difficult for manufacturers, policymakers, distributors, mini-grid operators, investors, and other market actors to make informed decisions. To help address this challenge, Efficiency for Access has worked to gather data on the availability of off-grid appropriate appliances in key countries.
The Socio-Economic Impact of Super-Efficient Fans in Bangladesh
Super-efficient off-grid fans have the potential to deliver a range of socio-economic, health, and environmental benefits for households in Bangladesh, yet reliable data on the impacts of fans remains sparse. To address these gaps in knowledge, CLASP conducted over 1,600 telephone surveys with off-grid fan customers in Bangladesh.
Electric Bankers: Utility-Enabled Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa
This paper, co-authored with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, focuses on one of the critical roadblocks to the uptake of appliances — a lack of access to consumer financing for lower income households — and explores how energy providers can close the credit gap.
Solar Water Pump Durability Research Memo
This memo fills important knowledge gaps on solar water pump durability by sharing key data from Global LEAP Awards laboratory testing and summarizing information from the existing literature and interviews with industry experts. It provides useful recommendations for how to enhance solar water pump durability and identifies opportunities for how to improve existing test methods and future quality assurance efforts.
Renewable Energy Systems
The Role of Appliances in Achieving Gender Equality and Energy Access for All
Energy-efficient off-grid appliances are essential to ensuring the advantages of electricity translate into measurable social and economic benefits for the millions of households without access to modern energy. Evidence from the Efficiency for Access Coalition and ENERGIA finds the benefits of modern energy are not reaching those who need it most.
A Study on the Feasibility of Ecolabeling in India
Recognizing the need to factor in overall environmental footprint associated with products and encourage the penetration of environmentally-friendly products in the market, this study assess the feasibility of developing a comprehensive ecolabeling program in India, and focuses on its applicability on cooling appliances
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.