CLASP News: What We're Working on Now
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Financing for Impact: Powering Change in Northern Uganda with Solar
With CLASP's financing support, POPO Africa, is bringing transformative solar energy services to off-grid communities in Northern Uganda, enhancing healthcare, supporting small businesses, and promoting women's economic empowerment.
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.
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.
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 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.
Kenya Launches First National Cooling Action Plan
To promote sustainable cooling solutions amidst rising temperatures, Kenya has introduced a comprehensive five-year National Cooling Action Plan.
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)
Guarding Against Low-Efficiency Appliances in East & Southern Africa
Through UNIDO’s EELA project, CLASP is building compliance capacity to protect East and Southern African markets from energy inefficient appliances.
Insights into Energy Efficiency in Rio’s Favelas
‘Energy Efficiency in the Favelas’ report reveals new details about the impacts of energy inefficient services on residents in Rio de Janeiro favelas.
Renewable Energy Systems
Press Release: Productive Use Financing Facility Opens First Public Auction Window
CLASP & Nithio's Productive Use Financing Facility launches its first public auction window for procurement subsidies available to PUA companies and distributors in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
Tackling Water and Energy Inequality in the Favelas of Rio
Community youth and leaders generate data by and for the favelas on inequalities in water and energy access and quality.
Press Release: Global LEAP Awards Announces Winners and Finalists of the 2022 Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge
The 2022 Global LEAP Awards Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC) competition identified 12 best-in-class, affordable, energy-efficient off-grid cold chains appropriate for use in un- and underserved markets. SelfChill emerged as the top winner and New Leaf Dynamic was a runner-up, receiving US$ 75,000 and US$ 25,000, respectively.
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.
Renewable Energy Systems
Press Release: CLASP & Nithio Launch Financing Facility for Productive Use Appliances
Access to productive use appliances can deliver significant economic, health, education, and quality of life benefits for an estimated 60 million households worldwide and put under-electrified parts of the world on a low carbon pathway to electrification.
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.
Soaring Temperatures in India Necessitate Sustainable Cold Storage
CLASP visits cold chain sites across India to understand the ecosystem, rising challenges and potential avenues to increase efficiency.
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.