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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.
CLASP’s #NetZeroHeroes hit back at the climate crisis with actionable solutions
This November 2023, CLASP will celebrate the people and appliance heroes that are vital for mitigating the climate crisis and promoting equitable resilience; they are the #NetZeroHeroes.
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.
Find CLASP at the Africa Climate Summit 2023
Between September 4 -6, CLASP attended the Africa Climate Summit, convened by the African Union (AU) and hosted by the Government of Kenya.
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.
We have always found that the technical contributions and policy recommendations from CLASP strongly complement our own advocacy efforts, collectively enabling us to deliver a compelling message to the Commission in support of ambitious regulations.Laura Degallaix
Secretary General, European Environmental Citizens Organisation for Standardisation
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.
Seeking Industry Input on Efficient TV Policies in South Africa
To mitigate further strain on the national grid during the ongoing energy crises, CLASP and SANEDI seek industry input into new policies to improve TV efficiency.
Renewable Energy Systems
GreenMax Capital Group and CLASP Launch Green4Access First Loss Facility to Drive Uptake of Renewable Energy Solutions in East and West Africa
Green4Access (G4A) is a new blended finance risk mitigation tool for energy access lending in East and West Africa supported by the IKEA Foundation. The increased financing triggered by G4A’s risk mitigation instruments will enable low-income households to invest in solar home systems and appliances, deliver mini-grid installations and improve service delivery at community health facilities.
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.
Forecast Climate Impacts up to 2050 with Mepsy
Mepsy, CLASP’s climate impact calculator, now allows users to forecast climate impacts into 2050.
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.
New Efficiency Policies in India Could Avoid 15 Mt of CO₂ by 2030
India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency recently adopted voluntary energy efficiency policies for air compressors and ultra-high-definition televisions. This initiative aims to reduce the energy consumption and climate impacts attributed to such products, and increase savings for consumers via electricity bills.
How Much Energy Does Your TV Use?
To reduce the burden on South Africa's national grid and reduce consumers’ electricity bills, CLASP is supporting the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) to develop efficiency policies for televisions. These policies will further help reduce CO₂ emissions from the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.