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Helping Chinese Consumers Identify Energy-Efficient Appliances
CLASP and CNIS worked with the Alibaba Group to help eco-minded customers find the most efficient appliances online.
Brazil’s Elucidative Case of AC Efficiency Testing Circumvention
A case of manufacturer interference during efficiency testing for ACs in Brazil underscores the importance of reliable, airtight procedures.
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.
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.
Integrating Appliance Efficiency into Nationally Determined Contributions
CLASP’s new report investigates the lack of appliance efficiency policy included in countries’ NDCs and provides recommendations to governments on how they can best leverage ambitious appliance efficiency policies in revised climate commitments.
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)
Updated Features Advance Mepsy’s Energy Efficiency Analysis Abilities
Almost a year after its initial launch, Mepsy received a major update that includes lighting data and compliance rate considerations, giving users even more precise data.
New Efficiency Policies in India Could Avoid 15 Mt of CO₂ by 2030
India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency recently adopted voluntary energy efficiency policies for air compressors and ultra-high-definition televisions. This initiative aims to reduce the energy consumption and climate impacts attributed to such products, and increase savings for consumers via electricity bills.
CLASP Research Supports Ghana’s Efforts to End Appliance Dumping in Africa
On behalf of the African Parties to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the Ozone Layer, Ghana submitted a draft decision proposing next steps in stopping the environmentally harmful dumping of new and used cooling appliances that are also inefficient and/or use obsolete refrigerants. CLASP and IGSD’s investigations supported the quantitative and policy foundation for this proposal.
Piloting Policy Compliance Best Practices in Vietnam
Rapid growth and industrialization have seen electricity consumption triple over the past decade in Vietnam, with cooling demand contributing a major portion of that growth. CLASP and our local partners kicked off a series of pilot activities that will support effective policy compliance for air conditioners and help protect markets from inefficient and low-quality products.
New Collection Details Strengthened Policy Compliance Efforts in ASEAN Region
CLASP began collaborating with policymakers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2016 to build regional and national capacity for the implementation of ambitious AC energy efficiency policies. Read a new collection that details key aspects of the collaboration and provides testimonials from key participants on the resulting impacts.
Enabling Regional Policy Compliance Capacity in West Africa
In October and November, CLASP and the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) continued virtual discussions to introduce the regional Product Registration System—a database tool that will enable regional compliance collaboration within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and help accelerate the implementation of regionally harmonized policies for cooling products.
Environmental Dumping, A Perspective from Ghana
In this article we’re pleased to feature CLASP partner Kofi Agyarko of Ghana’s Energy Commission, as part of CLASP’s #ClimateWiseCooling campaign. Mr. Agyarko’s interview supplements CLASP and IGSD’s recent publication “Environmentally Harmful Dumping of Inefficient and Obsolete Air Conditioners in Africa”.