CLASP News: What We're Working on Now
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Boosting Industrial Competitiveness in Pakistan
CLASP launches an industrial accelerator program in Pakistan to spur innovation and improve appliance efficiency.
Redefining Heating Efficiency: CLASP Presents a Unified Approach to Heat Pump Adoption in China
At a national heat pump conference in China, CLASP highlighted the opportunity to use technology-neutral policies to accelerate the market transition from traditional heating to more efficient heat pumps.
Lighting The Path to Net Zero: Boosting China’s LED Efficiency
CLASP is partnering with the China National Institute for Standardization to accelerate the country’s transition to more energy-efficient LEDs.
Bridging the Innovation Gap: Pakistani Manufacturers Tour Chinese Test Facility
To encourage domestic appliance innovation, CLASP led a group of Pakistani manufacturers on a lab tour of a leading appliance test facility in China.
Innovative Financing Facility Supports 18 Productive Use Companies in Africa
The Productive Use Appliance Financing Facility provides procurement subsidies and capacity-building grants to 18 small and medium-sized companies selling productive use appliances (PUAs) in East, West and Central Africa.
Kenya Launches First National Cooling Action Plan
To promote sustainable cooling solutions amidst rising temperatures, Kenya has introduced a comprehensive five-year National Cooling Action Plan.
Over 20 years, CLASP's impact has been transformative. I can see that change nowhere bigger than India - where energy efficiency is one of the strongest pillars of the government, and it has been continuously supported by CLASP.Tanmay Tathagat
Efficiency Expert and Director of Environmental Design Solutions
Results from China’s Energy Efficiency Program Encourage Further Progress
Evidence of China’s successful energy efficiency policies encourages CLASP to continue raising ambition through collaboration with industry and government.
PRESS RELEASE: Supporting the Deployment of Approximately 10 Million Energy-Efficient Fans Pan-India
On June 2, EESL and CLASP co-hosted a workshop to discuss opportunities, challenges and ways to increase the adoption of energy-efficient fans in India.
Minimizing Energy Losses: Botswana Increases Efficiency for Distribution Transformers
In an effort to reduce energy wastage and maximize efficiency, the Government of Botswana has recently adopted minimum energy performance standards for distribution transformers.
CLASP Embraces China’s Newest Push Toward Circular Economy
China’s new circular economy policy complements the strong push for high-efficiency appliances and modernizes e-waste management.
Renewable Energy Systems
Press Release: Productive Use Appliance Financing Facility Opens First Public Auction Window
CLASP & Nithio's Productive Use Appliance Financing Facility launches its first public auction window for procurement subsidies available to PUA companies and distributors in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda.
Renewable Energy Systems
Charm Impact & CLASP Supporting Local Early-Stage African Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs Through a New Financing Facility
Increased funding to innovative locally-owned energy access companies can create competition in the marketplace, expand reach to underserved geographies and, cater to last-mile customers, boosting progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 7 targets.
Videos: CLASP Collaborates with Industry in Pakistan to Tackle Energy Crisis
CLASP produced two short videos to demonstrate how our work with industry in Pakistan has helped to shift production to more efficient appliances.
Renewable Energy Systems
Supporting Circular Economy for Renewable Energy Projects
CLASP supports USAID in the development of country-specific circular economy plans to ensure the demand for renewable energy sources does not negatively impact the environment.
CLASP Launches New Program in China
The China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) is partnering with CLASP in efforts to dramatically reduce CO₂ emissions through appliance energy efficiency.
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.
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 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.