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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.
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.
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.
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.
Evaluating Appliance Ownership and Usage Patterns in India
In 2019, CLASP worked with Environmental Design Solutions to conduct a first-of-its-kind pan-India urban residential end-use survey. The study evaluated appliance ownership and usage patterns for urban households and aimed to develop a framework for future data collection and analysis.
Residential End-Use Energy Consumption and Appliance Ownership Patterns in India
In 2019, CLASP worked with Environmental Design Solutions to conduct a first of its kind pan-India urban residential end-use survey and real-time appliance energy-use monitoring through Non-intrusive Load Monitoring (NILM). The study’s objective was to establish appliance ownership and usage patterns for urban households and develop a framework for data collection and analysis on energy end-use.
Impact of Environmental Factors on Energy Efficiency of Room Air Conditioners in India
This paper details a preliminary study on the short-term impact of salinity, dust, and humidity on the energy efficiency of a room air conditioner (RAC).
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.
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.
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.