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CLASP Announces New Efficiency for Access Management Team
CLASP Senior Manager Nyamolo Abagi will now oversee the Efficiency for Access program, with the support of CLASP Manager Yasemin Erboy Ruff in a deputy role.
CLASP 2021 Annual Report
In the newly released 2021 Annual Report, we highlight how CLASP is making appliances as ‘planet neutral’ and ‘people positive’ as possible.
Why Compliance Counts
Emphasizing the importance of clean energy solutions and appliance efficiency and quality policies are at the core of CLASP’s work. One step that is often overlooked in the energy efficiency sector is compliance, a critical activity that helps governments protect the anticipated benefits of efficiency policies for consumers, the market, and the planet.
How Will Your Country Benefit From Banning Fluorescents?
CLASP recently updated Mepsy with the ‘African Lighting Amendment Scenario,’ demonstrating the national-level cost and energy savings if the world ends the manufacture, export and import of fluorescents by 2025. The scenario aligns with the proposed lighting amendment submitted by the African Region to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Welcoming 2022 With New Team Members
Since our last update, five new team members have joined our team. Learn about their passions for the environment, public service and new languages.
Efficiency for Access Launches New Efficiency for AgTech Campaign
The 2022 Efficiency for AgTech campaign highlights energy-efficient agricultural solutions that can enhance global food security and build climate resilience.
The contribution from CLASP has been instrumental in the process for setting ecodesign and energy labelling requirements on televisions and computer monitors.Paolo Tosoratti
Policy Officer, Energy Efficiency; European Commission
PRESS RELEASE: Off-Grid Solar Products Deliver High Satisfaction for Kenyan Consumers
CLASP, which leads the VeraSol quality assurance initiative, commissioned a study to evaluate consumers’ experiences with off-grid solar products in Kenya. This study was the first of its kind and sought to complement existing data gathered through laboratory testing by focusing on how consumers interact with quality-verified and non-quality verified products.
Where to Find CLASP at COP26
CLASP, as co-Secretariat of the Efficiency for Access Coalition, is hosting, as well as participating in, three events at COP26, and we encourage you to join us in person or tune in remotely.
New Faces at CLASP
Since our last update, eight new team members have joined our team. Learn what motivates them daily, their impressive accomplishments, and who recently adopted a puppy.
Global LEAP Results-Based Financing Mechanism Opens Bid Submissions for Electric Pressure Cookers
The Global LEAP Results-Based Financing mechanism for electric pressure cookers provides money in incentives to help accelerate the global appliance market for EPCs.
Can Solar Improve Livelihoods for Small-Scale Farmers?
Across Sub-Saharan Africa, solar-powered appliances are becoming increasingly sophisticated and context-specific to meet the unique needs of off-and weak-grid communities. Solar companies continue to innovate new solutions to replace high energy-consumingor traditional fuel operated appliances – especially for agriculture. In Kenya, our team visited Agsol to learn how their solar-powered mills offer new income-generating opportunities for farming communities.
SEAD Initiative Launches Product Efficiency Call to Action in the Lead up to COP26
In the lead-up to COP26, the SEAD Initiative and partners have launched the Product Efficiency Call to Action, with the goal of doubling the efficiency of four priority products that account for 40% of global energy consumption by 2030.
2021 Solar Appliance Technology Briefs Analyze Key Trends in Rapidly Evolving Markets
These briefs consolidate the latest market intelligence, technology trends, and consumer impacts and chart the pathway to commercialization for 11 off- and weak-grid appropriate technologies.
Launching the CLASP Policy Resource Center
CLASP is pleased to launch the CLASP Policy Resource Center (CPRC), a global hub for information on energy efficiency, water efficiency, and quality policies for appliances and equipment.
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.
Get to Know CLASP’s Six New Team Members
Over the past few months, CLASP has welcomed six new members to our teams in China, Kenya and Washington, DC, fostering new relationships and expanding our geographic reach.
CLASP 2020 Annual Report
Within the newly released 2020 Annual Report, we reflect on CLASP’s resilience and innovation through a challenging year. The report highlights the impactful work of our Climate and Clean Energy Access programs, and how CLASP is innovating the way our team works in response to current events.
Global LEAP Awards Announces Results from Electric Pressure Cooker Usability Testing
The Efficiency for Access Coalition concludes the 2020 Global LEAP Awards Electric Pressure Cooker (EPC) Competition with the announcement of results from the usability testing process. 9 EPCs from 8 companies participated in testing in Nairobi, Kenya, and detailed information is available in the newly published Electric Pressure Cooker Usability Testing Buyer's Guide.