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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.
India’s Push for Energy Efficiency Continues with Launch of Four Appliance Policies
On 1 March 2023, India launched four new energy efficiency policies for residential appliances which will help reduce CO₂ emissions by an estimated 9 million metric tons by 2030. These policies align with India's commitment to the G20 presidency agenda, which advocates for more extensive climate action globally.
CLASP Supports First Lighting Efficiency Policies in Nigeria
CLASP is supporting the Nigerian government in accelerating the transition to energy-efficient, clean lighting
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.
A Tale of Scale and Stature: How India’s Labeling Program is Helping Combat Climate Change
Energy efficiency policies were highlighted yet again at COP27 as an opportunity for countries to reach net zero targets. As Indian energy consumption patterns change, CLASP is providing the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) with technical assistance to help achieve its goal on appliance efficiency policies.
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
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.
Seeking Industry Input on Efficient TV Policies in South Africa
To mitigate further strain on the national grid during the ongoing energy crises, CLASP and SANEDI seek industry input into new policies to improve TV efficiency.
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.
Research Shows Huge Heat Pump Potential in China
CLASP and partners found great potential for heat pumps to scale across the country, supporting China's goal of net zero emissions by 2060.
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.
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.
Brazil and China Meet to Discuss the Future of Cooling MEPS
Representatives from Chinese and Brazilian governmental bodies met to discuss development of commercial air conditioning MEPS in a global context.
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.
CLASP Supports Water Solutions in Increasingly Dry South Africa
Among the driest countries in the world, South Africa must implement urgent solutions to mitigate potential water crises. CLASP is supporting the South African government to implement efficiency policies to protect valuable water resources in the country.
Road to Net Zero: Paving the Way with Appliance Energy Efficiency
Before and during COP26, 14 countries signed on to the Product Efficiency Call to Action. Through multiple articles, reports, and editorials, CLASP and its partners shared the necessity and urgency of widely adopting appliance energy efficiency policies on our journey to net zero emissions.
Analysis Finds ROI of Appliance Efficiency Well Below Social Cost of Carbon
New analysis from CLASP finds appliance standards and labeling policies deliver major climate benefits well below the social cost of carbon.