CLASP News: What We're Working on Now
117 results found
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.
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.
Understanding the Mozambique Lighting Market
In Mozambique, CLASP conducted a comprehensive lighting market assessment to help the country transition to more energy-efficient options.
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.
East Africa Adopts New Policies for Quality and Efficient Lighting
By adopting these technology-neutral MEPS, the East African Community are progressing toward more energy-efficient lighting solutions.
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
BRICS Meets to Discuss Global Efficiency Standards
CLASP joined representatives from the BRICS countries, who account for a large portion of the world's population, GDP, and land area, to discuss energy efficiency program best practices.
Indonesia’s Road to Net Zero
Last year, Indonesia committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2060; CLASP is supporting the government to integrate appliance efficiency considerations into the national plan.
Brazil’s Latest AC Policy to Dramatically Cut Costs and Emissions
New Brazil AC policy is expected to mitigate 72 Mt of CO2 and deliver $6.2 billion USD in savings by 2040.
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.
New Visi Cooler Policy could Save Pakistani Shopkeepers Millions
CLASP supported a new refrigerated display case (visi cooler) policy that could save Pakistani shopkeepers millions through reduced energy costs, if adopted as proposed.
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.
EU Bans Toxic Fluorescent Bulbs Domestically but Continues Exporting
The European Commission published a law that will phase-out general purpose fluorescent lighting, citing mercury toxicity, across Europe in 2023. Since 2019, CLASP has contributed research and evidence to support this decision in Europe and is now working to phase-out fluorescents globally under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Indonesian Cooling Appliance Policies to Avert 10.5 Mt CO₂ by 2030
This past December, Indonesia adopted policies for two common cooling appliances, aided by CLASP research.