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Analysis Finds ROI of Appliance Efficiency Well Below Social Cost of Carbon
New analysis from CLASP finds appliance standards and labeling policies deliver major climate benefits well below the social cost of carbon.
Global Phase-Out of Fluorescents Presents Opportunity to Rapidly Accelerate the Adoption of LED Lighting
CLASP Manager Nyamolo Abagi wrote this piece for leading lighting industry platform Edison Report. The article details the importance of a rapid phase-out of toxic mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs in favor of more efficient, safe and mercury-free LEDs.
Eliminating Toxic Lighting in the EU
In a new study, CLASP found the continued use of inefficient, mercury-based lighting for an additional two years wipes out economic savings across the EU of 12.2 billion Euros, with the four largest economies - Germany, Italy, France and Spain representing 77% of the lost financial savings.
Appliance Efficiency: An Underutilized Opportunity on the Path to Net-Zero Emissions
Analysis shows current climate commitments will not achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. By leveraging data from CLASP's new tool, Mepsy, Senior Associate Lauren Boucher explores how minimum energy performance standards can help raise the ambition of NDCs and lower global emissions by 2030.
Ending Toxic Lighting Together – CLASP Coordinates the Clean Lighting Coalition
CLASP is proud to announce that we are coordinating the Clean Lighting Coalition (CLiC), a global partnership to capture the health and environmental benefits of eliminating mercury-based lighting under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Report Shows Market Readiness to Eliminate Mercury-Based Lighting
A new report by CLASP and the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) on the availability of LED lighting in Europe shows that as the European Commission considers an update to rules governing the sale of products containing hazardous chemicals, there is no technical or economic justification for mercury-based fluorescent lamps to remain on the market.
The contribution from CLASP has been instrumental in the process for setting ecodesign and energy labelling requirements on televisions and computer monitors.Paolo Tosoratti
Policy Officer, Energy Efficiency; European Commission
Phasing Out Mercury-Based Lighting Offers Environmental and Consumer Benefits, Report Finds
European Union Explores Circular Economy Legislation
The European Commission adopted an ambitious Circular Economy Policy Package in 2015 – a legislative system that applies nature’s intrinsic “circle of life” concept to consumer products and appliances to promote and advance more resource-efficient, sustainable product policies.
New Video Test Sequence for Televisions
A new 10-minute video intended to serve as an HDR test sequence and to function as an alternative to the IEC 62087 test sequence.
New Study Finds LED Prices and Efficiency Performance Already Exceed Expectations for 2016
LED lamps from quality suppliers are rapidly reducing in price – and improving in energy efficiency – far beyond industry and expert forecasts. Additionally, major consumer and professional lighting companies like IKEA and Erco have announced their intention to switch to 100% LED by 2016. In advance of a vote on whether to delay a regulation that would facilitate full market transition to LEDs, CLASP, the Danish Energy Agency, and Energy Piano have provided a thorough analysis of these surprising developments in the European lighting market to the European Commission and Consultation Forum.