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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.
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.
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.
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
Forecast Climate Impacts up to 2050 with Mepsy
Mepsy, CLASP’s climate impact calculator, now allows users to forecast climate impacts into 2050.
The Gift that Keeps Giving: Adopt Ambitious MEPS Now & See the Benefits Spillover
Analysis suggests the adoption of more stringent MEPS in one nation can produce spillover benefits in others, influencing global and regional markets. CLASP Senior Associate Lauren Boucher discusses potential spillover benefits if North America adopted IE4 Motor MEPs and the global implications for COP26.
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.
Pakistan Launches First Efficiency Policy for Electric Motors
The National Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (NEECA) of Pakistan announced the country’s first mandatory energy efficiency policy for electric motors in December 2020.
India Launches Efficiency Policies for Air Compressors and Ultra-High-Definition Televisions
The Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has adopted voluntary energy efficiency policies for air compressors and ultra-high-definition (UHD) televisions aimed at reducing the energy use and climate impacts associated with these products while saving money for consumers.
New Report Recommends Policies to Cut Carbon from Electric Motors in Pakistan
In an effort to curb these acute environmental effects, as well as the PKR 2,400 billion (USD 16 billion) annual operating costs to consumers, a new report from CLASP investigates the potential to implement energy performance standards for these highly consumptive products.
Accelerating Appliance Energy Efficiency in Pakistan
CLASP and Pakistan’s national and provincial energy efficiency agencies convened a workshop to kick off a multi-year engagement on appliance efficiency policy.
SEAD and CLASP Shine a Light on Appliance Energy Efficiency Testing Costs and Best Practices
In order to aid policymakers and program managers with the development and design of appliance energy performance testing programs, CLASP worked with the Super-efficient Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative and P&R Energy LLC to develop the SEAD Global Appliance Testing Costs Catalogue.