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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.
Research Shows Huge Heat Pump Potential in China
CLASP and partners found great potential for heat pumps to scale across the country, supporting China's goal of net zero emissions by 2060.
CLASP Co-Authors Book on EEDAL Proceedings
From the proceedings of EEDAL ‘19, renowned publisher Springer compiled Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL) in May, 2022. Three chapters of the publication have been co-authored by CLASP’s PK Mukherjee, Neha Dhingra and Kishore Kumar.
Brazil’s Elucidative Case of AC Efficiency Testing Circumvention
A case of manufacturer interference during efficiency testing for ACs in Brazil underscores the importance of reliable, airtight procedures.
New report finds US hybrid heating could cut national heating costs by $13.6 billion
A new report from CLASP and the Regulatory Assistance Project advocates for households to replace existing air conditioning units at the end of their useful life with look-alike electric heat pumps.
Brazil’s Latest AC Policy to Dramatically Cut Costs and Emissions
New Brazil AC policy is expected to mitigate 72 Mt of CO2 and deliver $6.2 billion USD in savings by 2040.
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
Forecast Climate Impacts up to 2050 with Mepsy
Mepsy, CLASP’s climate impact calculator, now allows users to forecast climate impacts into 2050.
HEATR Act Introduced in US Senate
The Heating Efficiency and Affordability Tax Relief (HEATR) Act proposes incentives for manufacturers to increase production of heat pumps and phase out production of inefficient, non-condensing air conditioners.
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.
Brazil and China Meet to Discuss the Future of Cooling MEPS
Representatives from Chinese and Brazilian governmental bodies met to discuss development of commercial air conditioning MEPS in a global context.
Indonesian Cooling Appliance Policies to Avert 10.5 Mt CO₂ by 2030
This past December, Indonesia adopted policies for two common cooling appliances, aided by CLASP research.
Efficiency for Access Launches New Efficiency for AgTech Campaign
The 2022 Efficiency for AgTech campaign highlights energy-efficient agricultural solutions that can enhance global food security and build climate resilience.
National Conservation Week Celebrations in India, hosted by CLASP and BEE
India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the guidance of the Ministry of Power, observed National Conservation Week from December 08 – 14, 2021. As part of the celebration, CLASP partnered with BEE in New Delhi to organise a National Workshop on the Role of Energy-Efficient Appliances in Market Transformation.
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.
Press Release: Pakistan Commits to Cut 50% of its GHG Emissions by 2030 in its Revised NDC
CLASP congratulates the Government of Pakistan for its submission of revised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to the UNFCCC and its commitment to accelerate the transition towards a climate-resilient economy.
CLASP Supports Efforts to Increase Productive Use of Energy in East and Southern Africa
CLASP is conducting a market analysis for UNIDO to better understand the status, barriers and gaps in productive use markets in East and Southern Africa.
CLASP Research Supports Ghana’s Efforts to End Appliance Dumping in Africa
On behalf of the African Parties to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone Layer, Ghana submitted a draft decision proposing next steps in stopping the environmentally harmful dumping of new and used cooling appliances that are also inefficient and/or use obsolete refrigerants. CLASP and IGSD’s investigations supported the quantitative and policy foundation for this proposal.