CLASP News: What We're Working on Now
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Making Energy Labels Work for You: Insights from Southeast Asia
CLASP Manager Lina Kelpsaite offers observations into why design and communication strategies are integral to labeling program success.
For Women, By Women: Unlocking a More Inclusive, Gender-Diverse Energy Sector
On International Women’s Day, CLASP India’s Neha Dhingra, Moumita Chandra and Sumedha Awasthy reflect on the role of women in the energy sector, arguing for greater representation to ensure equitable access to energy services.
CLASP Tools: A Year in Review
CLASP's tools grew tremendously this past year, with new additions to existing data powerhouses Mepsy and the CPRC as well as two brand new tools to test computer energy usage and encourage compliance.
CLASP’s New CPRC Map Depicts Appliance Policy Coverage Globally
CLASP has launched a new interactive map that allows users to run quick queries of CPRC policies and generate new visuals that summarize the scope of regulations within a certain region.
How is Energy Efficiency Labeling Working in the Philippines?
CLASP and Philippines partner Innogy Solutions, Inc. conducted a consumer, retailer, and industry survey of the efficacy of the Philippine Energy Labeling Program after a 2021 redesign.
CEO Christine Egan: Witnessing Efficiency in Action in India
CLASP CEO Christine Egan reflects post-trip on CLASP's work and the state of energy efficiency in India.
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: Gas cookers regularly breach air pollution limits
A new report from CLASP and EPHA suggests that cooking on gas in a typical kitchen without mechanical ventilation causes indoor NO2 pollution that exceeds World Health Organisation air quality guidelines and outdoor EU air pollution standards multiple times each week throughout the year.
India Dialogue Series: Climate Group x CLASP
Working towards climate change mitigation involves speed and scale, which can be achieved largely through collaborative efforts between stakeholders. Neha Dhingra, Senior Manager - CLASP spoke with Divya Sharma, Executive Director - Climate Group on India's climate goals, COP27, equity and more.
CLASP Joins Civil Society Organisations to Call EU Commission “Phase out domestic gas cooking appliances to protect health”
In a joint letter sent today, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and 14 other signatories call
upon European Commission to phase out domestic gas cooking appliances, as they endanger Europeans’ health.
Insights into Our Global Campaign to Transition to LED Lighting
CLASP’s Clean Lighting Coalition (CLiC) launched in early 2021 to mobilize broad global support to accelerate the transition to LEDs through the Minamata Convention fourth Conference of Parties (COP4). After gaining valuable insights during the first phase of the campaign, we have compiled a case study of lessons learned and reflections as we pivot to Phase 2 in the lead up to COP5.
New US Consumer Insights Reveal Overwhelming Support for Appliance Efficiency
Recent report from CLASP and Consumer Federation of America illustrates a significant opportunity for energy and cost savings through more stringent appliance standards.
California Passes Landmark Clean Lighting Bill
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2208 into law, a landmark bill that sets phase-out dates for CFLs and LFLs.
Jenny Corry Smith Steps into New Role as CLASP’s Chief of Programs
After leading CLASP’s Efficiency for Access program and delivering life-changing appliances to un-and under-electrified areas, Jenny Corry Smith has stepped into a new leadership role that will help tie together our Climate and Clean Energy Access work.
Friday Night Musings: Energy Efficiency enters a New Phase in India
CLASP's Senior Director, Bishal Thapa shares insights into his conversation with Mr. Abhay Bakre, Director General of India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency. As India scales up climate change mitigation efforts, this conversation dives into new strategies to leverage efficiency to meet India's carbon reduction goals.
Hospital LED Retrofit in São Paolo Will Cut Lighting Costs by 40%
In partnership with the Healthy Hospital Project and CLASP, the Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu (Teaching Hospital of Botucatu) in São Paulo is replacing over 3,000 fluorescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED alternatives - reducing lighting electricity costs by 40%.
CLASP Europe Kicks Off Project to Phase Out Gas Cooking
With support from the European Climate Foundation (ECF), CLASP launched a new project to accelerate the transition to clean cooking in the EU and UK.
CLASP Europe Launches Twitter Account
We are pleased to announce that CLASP launched a new Twitter handle, @CLASP_Europe, that will focus on strengthening our partner network and encouraging appliance efficiency policy development in the European Union and United Kingdom.