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New Collection Details Strengthened Policy Compliance Efforts in ASEAN Region
CLASP began collaborating with policymakers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2016 to build regional and national capacity for the implementation of ambitious AC energy efficiency policies. Read a new collection that details key aspects of the collaboration and provides testimonials from key participants on the resulting impacts.
Efficient Permanent Magnet Motors Can Change the Way We Deliver Energy Access
A new report from Efficiency for Access offers the first comprehensive analysis of efficient motor applications in off-grid and weak grid appliance markets.
Introducing Mepsy, CLASP’s Appliance & Equipment Climate Impact Calculator
This week CLASP introduces Mepsy, a new planning tool designed to help policymakers, researchers, and others assess the climate and energy impacts of appliance energy efficiency policy scenarios.
New Pakistan Cooling Initiative Will Expand Access and Lower CO2 Emissions
In December, CLASP expanded its partnership with the Pakistan government to develop a national action plan for sustainable cooling.
Renewable Energy Systems
2021 Appliance Data Trends Report Shows Promising Improvements in Off-Grid Appliance Energy Efficiency
Our 2021 Appliance Data Trends report finds the performance and cost of off-grid appliances show promising improvements, with the greatest increases in near-to-market product categories.
CLASP is one of the more credible, long-term operating NGOs in the space. It is able to explain the potential of legislation, give an overview of important issues globally, and put information in appropriate context.Viktor Sunderberg
President of Environmental & European Affairs, Electrolux
Enabling Regional Policy Compliance Capacity in West Africa
In October and November, CLASP and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) continued virtual discussions to introduce the regional Product Registration System—a database tool that will enable regional compliance collaboration within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and help accelerate the implementation of regionally harmonized policies for cooling products.
Brazil Increases Efficiency Requirements for Top-Rated Air Conditioners
Policymakers in Brazil have increased the minimum efficiency required for air conditioners marketed as top-performing appliances with the PROCEL seal.
Conversations with CLASP: New Podcast Features Huda Jaffer of SELCO Foundation
Through conversations with partners, CLASP is exploring the implications of the novel coronavirus for the clean energy access sector. We hope that you enjoy this candid dialogue with the experts on the challenges and opportunities that face the sector right now.
Celebrating World Standards Day 2020
World Standards Day 2020 is themed “Protecting the Planet with Standards.” In celebration of World Standards Day, CLASP is highlighting several best-in-class, new and innovative standards for energy-consuming appliances and equipment around the world.
Campaign to Raise Awareness for Kenya Energy Label
In collaboration with the Kenya Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA), CLASP launched the #KenyaEnergyLabel Campaign aimed at educating consumers on the utility and benefits of the new energy label.
2020 Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey Offers New Insights in Series on Perceived Demand and Impact of Off-Grid Appliances & Healthcare Technologies
CLASP, in partnership with Sustainable Energy for All, conducted the fourth iteration of the Efficiency for Access Off-Grid Appliance Market Survey, a biennial survey that assesses the perceived consumer demand and development impact potential of a range of off-grid appropriate household, business/productive use, and healthcare technologies.
Summer Cooling Rewind
Over the summer months, CLASP engaged with a variety of practitioners across articles and reports, virtual events, and a digital campaign. Revisit some of the highlights.
Air Conditioner Policy Event Showcases Best Practices from Brazil, China and India
Policymakers from Brazil, China, and India, as well as the UN’s United for Efficiency program spoke at a recent CLASP webinar to share insights from their experiences implementing AC efficiency policy.
Brazil Introduces Revised Labeling Scale for Air Conditioners
Brazilian policymakers have adopted a new efficiency labeling scale for air conditioners (ACs) that will better distinguish the highest-performing products in the market.
Panel Highlights Climate Gains from Use of Cooling Model MEPS
A recent online panel discussion showcased the benefits of adopting country-level efficiency policies based on model minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) to limit the climate impacts of air conditioners (ACs) and refrigerators, as demand for the popular appliances skyrockets with rising global temperatures, incomes and urbanization.
Virtual Office, Real CO2 Reductions
This article is the second in a series where CLASP takes up emerging topics in climate and energy access; written by Stephen Pantano, CLASP Chief Research Officer.
Environmental Dumping, A Perspective from Ghana
In this article we’re pleased to feature CLASP partner Kofi Agyarko of Ghana’s Energy Commission, as part of CLASP’s #ClimateWiseCooling campaign. Mr. Agyarko’s interview supplements CLASP and IGSD’s recent publication “Environmentally Harmful Dumping of Inefficient and Obsolete Air Conditioners in Africa”.