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CLASP Supports Policies to Improve Water Efficiency in South Africa
Over the past five years, South Africa has experienced an ongoing drought and water crisis. CLASP is supporting the South African government to introduce efficiency policies that will reduce water consumption and wastage.
Ghana Spearheads End to Appliance Dumping in Africa through Montreal Protocol; CLASP Research Supports
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.
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.
Tackle the Cooling Crisis Now
The world is facing a cooling crisis and governments need to take quick and decisive action. CLASP Senior Manager Ana Maria Carreño outlines how governments can address cooling demand, keep citizens safe and mitigate negative climate impacts.
SEAD Initiative Launches Product Efficiency Call to Action in the Lead up to COP26
In the lead-up to COP26, the SEAD Initiative and partners have launched the Product Efficiency Call to Action, with the goal of doubling the efficiency of four priority products that account for 40% of global energy consumption by 2030.
The Gift that Keeps Giving: Adopt Ambitious MEPS Now & See the Benefits Spillover
Analysis suggests the adoption of more stringent MEPS in one nation can produce spillover benefits in others, influencing global and regional markets. CLASP Senior Associate Lauren Boucher discusses potential spillover benefits if North America adopted IE4 Motor MEPs and the global implications for COP26.
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
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Global Phase-Out of Fluorescents Presents Opportunity to Rapidly Accelerate the Adoption of LED Lighting
CLASP Manager Nyamolo Abagi wrote this piece for leading lighting industry platform Edison Report. The article details the importance of a rapid phase-out of toxic mercury-containing fluorescent bulbs in favor of more efficient, safe and mercury-free LEDs.
CLASP Expands Our Work In Pakistan
With a new grant from the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program’s NDC Support Facility, CLASP will support the development of a Pakistan Cooling Action Plan (PCAP) that aims to expand access to cooling and minimize associated GHG emissions, while maximizing health benefits for consumers.
CLASP Supports Development of South African Efficiency Policies to Mitigate the Electricity Crisis
To increase efficiency and accelerate the adoption of high-quality lighting products, CLASP is supporting the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the South African National Development Institute (SANEDI) in developing minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for streetlights in a bid to reduce the pressure on the national grid.
Appliance Efficiency: An Underutilized Opportunity on the Path to Net-Zero Emissions
Analysis shows current climate commitments will not achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. By leveraging data from CLASP's new tool, Mepsy, Senior Associate Lauren Boucher explores how minimum energy performance standards can help raise the ambition of NDCs and lower global emissions by 2030.
Launching the CLASP Policy Resource Center
CLASP is pleased to launch the CLASP Policy Resource Center (CPRC), a global hub for information on energy efficiency, water efficiency, and quality policies for appliances and equipment.
Beyond Energy Savings: How India’s Efficiency Policies Shape Markets and Help Households
CLASP Senior Associate Kishor Kumar reflects on the success of the India Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) flagship appliance energy efficiency program, and its role in driving change for households and businesses that rely on energy-using appliances and equipment to meet their needs.
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.
Introducing Mepsy, CLASP’s Appliance & Equipment Climate Impact Calculator
This week CLASP introduces Mepsy, a new planning tool designed to help policymakers, researchers, and others assess the climate and energy impacts of appliance energy efficiency policy scenarios.
Pakistan Launches First Efficiency Policy for Electric Motors
The National Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (NEECA) of Pakistan announced the country’s first mandatory energy efficiency policy for electric motors in December 2020.
New Research Quantifies Benefits of Proposed Indian Water Efficiency Standard
Increasing the water efficiency of taps and showerheads in India would avoid massive carbon dioxide emissions, in addition to reducing water stress during an ongoing crisis, new CLASP research has found.
India Launches Efficiency Policies for Air Compressors and Ultra-High-Definition Televisions
The Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has adopted voluntary energy efficiency policies for air compressors and ultra-high-definition (UHD) televisions aimed at reducing the energy use and climate impacts associated with these products while saving money for consumers.
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.