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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.
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)
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.
Nigeria Off-Grid Appliance Market
In continuation of the Efficiency for Access country profile series, this report sheds light on the off- and weak-grid appliance market in Nigeria.
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.
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.
Electric Cooking Impacts: Electric Pressure Cookers Enhance Community Resiliency
In 2020, the Global LEAP Awards launched the inaugural Electric Pressure Cooker (EPC) Competition. Through the Electric Cooking Impact Series, we share insights into the role of EPCs in enhancing community resiliency to global shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Heating Electrification: The Next Opportunity for Coordinated Climate Action
This article is the first in a series where CLASP takes up emerging topics in climate and energy access; written by Stephen Pantano, CLASP Chief Research Officer.