CLASP News: What We're Working on Now
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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.
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.
How Pandemic Power Use Could Reshape India’s Residential Energy Demand
A new analysis shows how energy consumption patterns shifted during that period and, together with consumer shopping data, provides clues to how the pandemic could drive long-term change in electricity use.
New Analyses from CLASP Signal Potential for Water Efficiency Measures to Cut Water Waste & CO₂ Emissions
New CLASP research reveals the opportunity to reduce water consumption while avoiding associated carbon emissions from water heating through water efficiency policies for showerheads and faucets. The reports assess the world’s top carbon-emitting economies and identify three major countries where new or revised policies would have the greatest impact.
Brazil Introduces Revised Labeling Scale for Air Conditioners
Brazilian policymakers have adopted a new efficiency labeling scale for air conditioners (ACs) that will better distinguish the highest-performing products in the market.
The next frontier, productive uses of energy, is an area that CLASP and the Schatz Center have deep expertise in. They will be instrumental in shaping the next generation of quality assurance.Itotia Njagi
IFC Lighting Global Lead
Virtual Office, Real CO₂ Reductions
This article is the second in a series where CLASP takes up emerging topics in climate and energy access; written by Stephen Pantano, CLASP Chief Research Officer.
New Report Identifies Sources of Environmental Dumping of Air Conditioners in Ten African Countries
A new report on environmental dumping, released in advance of World Refrigeration Day, finds that 35% of the room air conditioners (RACs) sold in many of Africa’s largest countries are low efficiency units with energy efficiency ratings of less than 3.0 W/W, a commonly adopted standard around the world.
New Data Jumpstarts Efficiency Policy Development in Indonesia
New CLASP research on consumer energy use and residential appliance markets in Indonesia reveals an opportunity to significantly cut carbon emissions through product efficiency policy.
Mapping the Lighting Market in Tanzania and Zanzibar
In partnership with the World Bank, CLASP is conducting a comprehensive analysis of the lighting market, its stakeholders and supply chains in mainland Tanzania and its semi-autonomous island, Zanzibar. The study will support the development of lighting policy in the country and island in an effort to promote the adoption of safe and energy-efficient lighting.
Heating Electrification: The Next Opportunity for Coordinated Climate Action
This article is the first in a series where CLASP takes up emerging topics in climate and energy access; written by Stephen Pantano, CLASP Chief Research Officer.
Forthcoming Indonesia Market Studies and Residential End-use Survey Support Efficiency for Refrigerators, Rice Cookers, Fans and Lighting
Moving Forward Together
In celebration of CLASP’s 20th anniversary, each month we profile one of our team members. This month we hear from Eric Gibbs, Chief Policy & Analysis Officer.