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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.
Nicole Kearney Named Director of CLASP Europe
CLASP is excited to share that Nicole Kearney is stepping up to lead CLASP’s Europe team.
Ana Maria Carreño Leads as Senior Director of Climate
After more than a decade strengthening global appliance efficiency policies at CLASP, Ana Maria Carreño is stepping into a new role as Senior Director of our Climate portfolio.
Forecast Climate Impacts up to 2050 with Mepsy
Mepsy, CLASP’s climate impact calculator, now allows users to forecast climate impacts into 2050.
Meet CLASP’s New Research Team
CLASP recently integrated our climate and clean energy access research teams, with the expanded mandate of climate adaptation, equity, and environmental justice and protection. Meet our new team!
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.
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
Vermont Governor Signs Clean Lighting Bill
On May 19, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed H.500 into law, officially making Vermont the first US state to ban all four-foot linear fluorescent lamps in 2024.
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.
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.
Elisa Lai to lead VeraSol, a global quality assurance program for off-grid solar solutions
Elisa Lai, a Senior Manager at CLASP, takes up leadership of the VeraSol Quality Assurance Program.
Vermont Becomes First US State to Ban Common Fluorescent Tubes
The Vermont Senate followed in the footsteps of House of Representatives in adopting legislation to ban sales of 4-foot linear fluorescent light bulbs starting January 1, 2024.
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.
Announcing CLASP’s New Senior Leadership Council
CLASP's senior leadership council has expanded to further integrate our programs and adapt our work to a changing world.
PRESS RELEASE: 35 Countries Show Climate, Health and Economic Benefits of LEDs
New evidence from the Clean Lighting Coalition demonstrates that LEDs are a more cost-effective, safe and climate-friendly alternative to mercury-containing fluorescents for countries around the world.
CLASP Commemorates International Women’s Day with Safe & Efficient Hospital Lighting
This International Women's Day, we highlight CLASP's Nyamolo Abagi who is launching hospital LED retrofits in Brazil, Nigeria and the Philippines to lower hospital energy costs, provide better quality lighting and reduce the risk of mercury exposure for both patients and staff.
PRESS RELEASE: Low-Cost LEDs Should Replace Mercury-Laced Fluorescent Bulbs
A new study from ACEEE, ASAP, CLASP and the Clean Lighting Coalition finds that fluorescent tube light bulbs, once embraced as an energy-efficient option, use far more energy than today’s LEDs and are now a needless toxic health risk
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.