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Applications are Open! Scaling the Sales of Clean Cooking in Uganda
CLASP is working to help higher-tier cookstove companies in Uganda scale the sales of affordable, cleaner and modern cooking equipment through the Higher Tier Cooking Component (HTCC) Results-Based Financing (RBF) program.
Gas Cooking Appliances Cause Regular Pollution Breaches in Homes across Europe
Pollution twice as strong as homes using electric cooking appliances, largest-ever study shows.
Consumer Surveys Reveal Insights on European Perspectives of Gas and Electric Cooking
The newly released CLASP report explores European consumers’ perspectives on gas and electric appliances and their readiness to transition to electric cooking.
Let’s Cook Clean: Navigating E-Waste Management in Kenya and Rwanda
In collaboration with Modern Energy Cooking Services (MECS) programme, CLASP conducted research on the e-waste management of electric cooking appliances in Kenya and Rwanda. This article synthesizes and elaborates on our findings.
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.
Innovative Financing Facility Supports 18 Productive Use Companies in Africa
The Productive Use Appliance Financing Facility provides procurement subsidies and capacity-building grants to 18 small and medium-sized companies selling productive use appliances (PUAs) in East, West and Central Africa.
CLASP occupies a space that no other organisation is likely to fulfill in Europe. The combination of robust technical analysis with international experience and best practice provides a technical foundation that underpins progressive policy positions.Hans-Paul Siderius
Ecodesign representative, Netherlands Enterprise Agency
PRESS RELEASE: On World Environment Day, Indian Govt holds Conference on Consumer-Centric Approaches for E-Cooking Transition
Observing World Environment Day, India's Bureau of Energy Efficiency and CLASP hosted a conference on consumer-centric approaches for a transition to e-cooking.
Scaling Adoption of Efficient Induction Cookstoves in India
CLASP supported India's Bureau of Energy Efficiency to launch the efficiency policy for induction cookstoves.
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.
Renewable Energy Systems
Press Release: Productive Use Appliance Financing Facility Opens First Public Auction Window
CLASP & Nithio's Productive Use Appliance Financing Facility launches its first public auction window for procurement subsidies available to PUA companies and distributors in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
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.
Renewable Energy Systems
Press Release: CLASP & Nithio Launch Financing Facility for Productive Use Appliances
Access to productive use appliances can deliver significant economic, health, education, and quality of life benefits for an estimated 60 million households worldwide and put under-electrified parts of the world on a low carbon pathway to electrification.
Press Release: The Solar Lighting and Appliances Sector may be Leaving Marginalised Groups Behind, New Efficiency for Access Study Reveals
This seminal report is a first step towards establishing a baseline to understand how well the solar sector is performing across different facets of inclusivity.
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.
New Appliance Policies Expand Efficiency in Indonesia
Indonesia has issued new and updated energy efficiency policies, partially assisted by CLASP, for fans, refrigerators, rice cookers, air conditioners, and televisions that will remove inefficient products from the market and avoid 10.7 million metric tons of CO₂.
Global LEAP Results-Based Financing Mechanism Opens Bid Submissions for Electric Pressure Cookers
The Global LEAP Results-Based Financing mechanism for electric pressure cookers provides money in incentives to help accelerate the global appliance market for EPCs.