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Fighting Extreme Temperatures with the Inflation Reduction Act
A new report from CLASP and the Regulatory Assistance Project shows how additional United States (US) policies can accelerate the adoption of energy efficient heat pumps.
Net Zero Heroes Event: The Essential Appliances for Climate Action
On November 28, CLASP hosted a launch webinar for our landmark publication Net Zero Heroes. Watch the recording to learn more about the affordable, efficient appliances that must be at the heart of all climate action.
Addressing China’s Climate Comfort Dilemma
Efficiency standards for air conditioners in China face a critical challenge from auxiliary heating, burdening consumers with higher energy bills and stifling technological innovation in the industry. CLASP is collaborating with experts to tackle this.
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.
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.
Boosting Industrial Competitiveness in Pakistan
CLASP launches an industrial accelerator program in Pakistan to spur innovation and improve appliance efficiency.
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)
Redefining Heating Efficiency: CLASP Presents a Unified Approach to Heat Pump Adoption in China
At a national heat pump conference in China, CLASP highlighted the opportunity to use technology-neutral policies to accelerate the market transition from traditional heating to more efficient heat pumps.
Bridging the Innovation Gap: Pakistani Manufacturers Tour Chinese Test Facility
To encourage domestic appliance innovation, CLASP led a group of Pakistani manufacturers on a lab tour of a leading appliance test facility in China.
Results from China’s Energy Efficiency Program Encourage Further Progress
Evidence of China’s successful energy efficiency policies encourages CLASP to continue raising ambition through collaboration with industry and government.
Powering Up Pakistan: CLASP’s Two-Year Plan to Tackle Energy Crises & Climate Change
CLASP's next two-year program in Pakistan will tackle the ongoing energy crisis and help adapt to worsening climate conditions.
World’s Best MEPS: Tracking Global Leaders in Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards
A new analysis from CLASP showcases national policy leaders and offers recommendations for countries on the cusp of meeting global benchmarks.
Videos: CLASP Collaborates with Industry in Pakistan to Tackle Energy Crisis
CLASP produced two short videos to demonstrate how our work with industry in Pakistan has helped to shift production to more efficient appliances.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Proposed Heat Pump Incentive Program Could Rapidly Transform the US Residential Market and Deliver $27 Billion in Consumer Energy Bill Savings
The proposed program offers a pragmatic and cost-effective pathway to convert the entire US supply chain of unitary ACs into heat pumps. It aims to “raise the floor” for electric space heating in the residential HVAC market, delivering 45 million new installations over 10 years and paving the way for more ambitious decarbonization efforts.