Global LEAP Awards Announces Results from Electric Pressure Cooker Usability Testing
The Efficiency for Access Coalition concludes the 2020 Global LEAP Awards Electric Pressure Cooker (EPC) Competition with the announcement of results from the usability testing process. 9 EPCs from 8 companies participated in testing in Nairobi, Kenya, and detailed information is available in the newly published Electric Pressure Cooker Usability Testing Buyer's Guide.
Ending Toxic Lighting Together – CLASP Coordinates the Clean Lighting Coalition
CLASP is proud to announce that we are coordinating the Clean Lighting Coalition (CLiC), a global partnership to capture the health and environmental benefits of eliminating mercury-based lighting under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
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.
Nexus Solutions to Intersectional Issues
As we approach the 26th Conference of Parties, CLASP Associate Sara DeMartini suggests that carbon neutrality can only be achieved with nexus solutions – those that take systemic, cross-sectoral approaches that examine the relationships between resources and people.
New Collection Details Strengthened Policy Compliance Efforts in ASEAN Region
CLASP began collaborating with policymakers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in 2016 to build regional and national capacity for the implementation of ambitious AC energy efficiency policies. Read a new collection that details key aspects of the collaboration and provides testimonials from key participants on the resulting impacts.
CLASP Publishes First-of-its-kind Report on Medical Equipment and Clinic Electrification
The WHO estimates that 70% of medical devices in the Global South do not function and remain unused, in large part because the design of most medical equipment does not reflect the needs of off- and weak-grid clinics. Our report seeks to raise awareness of this under-appreciated challenge.
Global LEAP Awards Announces Results for the 2020 Electric Pressure Cooker Competition
The 2020 Global LEAP Awards Electric Pressure Cooker Competition presents the first-ever rigorous performance assessment of EPCs designed explicitly for use in underserved areas, filling a major gap in market intelligence.
Efficient Permanent Magnet Motors Can Change the Way We Deliver Energy Access
A new report from Efficiency for Access offers the first comprehensive analysis of efficient motor applications in off-grid and weak grid appliance markets.
CLASP Launches New Website and Mepsy Climate Impacts Calculator
Welcome to CLASP’s new website, featuring a new tool to quantify the climate impacts of energy efficiency policies, an updated research library, and stories and insights from CLASP’s work.
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 Pakistan Cooling Initiative Will Expand Access and Lower CO2 Emissions
In December, CLASP expanded its partnership with the Pakistan government to develop a national action plan for sustainable cooling.
CLASP Welcomes Bishal Thapa as India Director
CLASP is pleased to announce that Bishal Thapa will join us this month to lead our India program.
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.
How Pandemic Power Use Could Reshape India’s Residential Energy Demand
A new analysis shows how energy consumption patterns shifted during that period and, together with consumer shopping data, provides clues to how the pandemic could drive long-term change in electricity use.
Press Release: New Report Shows Promising Improvements in Off-Grid Appliance Energy Efficiency
A new report from Efficiency for Access reveals gains in the performance and cost of off-grid appropriate appliances, particularly televisions and fans.
Renewable Energy Systems
2021 Appliance Data Trends Report Shows Promising Improvements in Off-Grid Appliance Energy Efficiency
Our 2021 Appliance Data Trends report finds the performance and cost of off-grid appliances show promising improvements, with the greatest increases in near-to-market product categories.
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.