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International Clean Air Day: 6 Tips to Reduce Air Pollution in Your Kitchen
September 7th is the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies, the perfect occasion to improve the air quality in your kitchen.
The EU Paves the Way for Greener Mobile Devices
CLASP supports the European Commission's new rules to lower the environmental impact of smartphones and tablets.
CLASP Showcases Universal Labeling Module at the European Sustainable Energy Week
Marie Baton, Consultant Senior Adviser for CLASP Europe, presented a universal labeling module, designed to make it easier for online retailers to comply with energy label regulations.
UK policies do not protect the public from the impacts of gas cooking
CLASP's new study finds home gas cooking appliances may be exposing millions of people in the UK to levels of indoor air pollution that breach national and international regulations.
Press Release: Gas cookers regularly breach air pollution limits
A new report from CLASP and EPHA suggests that cooking on gas in a typical kitchen without mechanical ventilation causes indoor NO2 pollution that exceeds World Health Organisation air quality guidelines and outdoor EU air pollution standards multiple times each week throughout the year.
CLASP Joins Civil Society Organisations to Call EU Commission “Phase out domestic gas cooking appliances to protect health”
In a joint letter sent today, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and 14 other signatories call
upon European Commission to phase out domestic gas cooking appliances, as they endanger Europeans’ health.
Working with CLASP has been a great pleasure. The team is professional, productive, and collaborative. They treat ECREEE as partners in the formulation and implementation of their activities, asking our organization and ECOWAS member states for contributions, insights, and review.Dr. Charles Diarra
Energy Efficiency Expert of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
Amplifying Circular Economy in Our Appliance Work
To holistically address the impact of appliances on human health and the planet, CLASP is intensifying our circular economy work.
CLASP Europe Kicks Off Project to Phase Out Gas Cooking
With support from the European Climate Foundation (ECF), CLASP launched a new project to accelerate the transition to clean cooking in the EU and UK.
CLASP Europe Launches Twitter Account
We are pleased to announce that CLASP launched a new Twitter handle, @CLASP_Europe, that will focus on strengthening our partner network and encouraging appliance efficiency policy development in the European Union and United Kingdom.
Nicole Kearney Named Director of CLASP Europe
CLASP is excited to share that Nicole Kearney is stepping up to lead CLASP’s Europe team.
Find CLASP at the International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL)
From 1-3 June, team members from our Washington D.C., Nairobi, Europe and New Delhi offices will present at the International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL) in Toulouse, France.
Convention on Mercury Promises CFLs Phase-Out; Action on LFLs Delayed
At the Minamata Convention on Mercury fourth Conference of Parties (COP4), 137 governments adopted amendments to phase out a major category of fluorescent lighting, but actions were stalled on others.
EU Bans Toxic Fluorescent Bulbs Domestically but Continues Exporting
The European Commission published a law that will phase-out general purpose fluorescent lighting, citing mercury toxicity, across Europe in 2023. Since 2019, CLASP has contributed research and evidence to support this decision in Europe and is now working to phase-out fluorescents globally under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
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.
CLASP & Partners Applaud Commission’s Move to Phase Out Fluorescents in the EU
CLASP and the European Environmental Bureau welcome the decision to adopt provisions that will phase out compact and linear fluorescent lamps.
LED Manufacturers Join Forces with the Clean Lighting Coalition
The CLASP-coordinated Clean Lighting Coalition brings together 37 LED companies across 17 counties to demonstrate market readiness for a global transition to clean, energy-efficient LED lighting.
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 an Opportunity to Accelerate 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.