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Maximizing Efficiency, Minimizing Losses: Botswana Adopts Energy Performance Standards for Distribution Transformers
The Government of Botswana has recently approved the adoption of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for distribution transformers. This milestone represents a significant stride towards reducing energy wastage and maximizing efficiency in Botswana's market.
Powering Up Pakistan: CLASP’s Two-Year Plan to Tackle Energy Crises & Climate Change
CLASP's next two-year program in Pakistan will tackle the ongoing energy crisis and help adapt to worsening climate conditions.
Guarding Against Low-Efficiency Appliances in East & Southern Africa
Through UNIDO’s EELA project, CLASP is building compliance capacity to protect East and Southern African markets from energy inefficient appliances.
CLASP Presents World’s Best MEPS at APEC Energy Meeting
China program lead Steven Zeng presented CLASP's World's Best MEPS research to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting to motivate APEC countries to update standards.
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
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
China’s New Efficiency Policy Will Help Keep Pace with Climate Goals
The new MEPS policy will strengthen the power of efficiency standards, with huge implications for climate goals.
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.
World’s Best MEPS: Tracking Global Leaders in Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards
A new analysis from CLASP showcases national policy leaders and offers recommendations for countries on the cusp of meeting global benchmarks.
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.
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.
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.