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Water Efficiency in a Drying South Africa
CLASP is supporting water efficiency policies in South Africa to help mitigate the risk of water shortages in the face of a dwindling supply.
Understanding the Mozambique Lighting Market
In Mozambique, CLASP conducted a comprehensive lighting market assessment to help the country transition to more energy-efficient options.
Press Release: The Solar Lighting and Appliances Sector may be Leaving Marginalised Groups Behind, New Efficiency for Access Study Reveals
This seminal report is a first step towards establishing a baseline to understand how well the solar sector is performing across different facets of inclusivity.
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.
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.
Amplifying Circular Economy in Our Appliance Work
To holistically address the impact of appliances on human health and the planet, CLASP is intensifying our circular economy work.
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.
First-of-its-kind Campaign Raises Awareness on Solar Water Pumps in Kenya
An overview of Efficiency for Access’ first-ever campaign to boost consumer knowledge of the benefits of solar water pumps in Machakos County, Kenya.
CLASP Collaborates with Hinckley to Mitigate Mercury Pollution from Fluorescents in Nigeria
CLASP is working with Hinckley Recycling in Nigeria to install the country’s first fluorescent bulb-eater. The bulb-eater will allow Hinckley to properly dispose of the toxic mercury vapours contained in every fluorescent, protecting communities in Lagos from harmful exposure.
Convention on Mercury Promises CFLs Phase-Out; Action on LFLs Delayed
At the Minamata Convention on Mercury fourth Conference of Parties (COP4), 137 governments adopted amendments to phase out a major category of fluorescent lighting, but actions were stalled on others.
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.
35 Countries Show Climate, Health and Economic Benefits of LEDs
New evidence from the Clean Lighting Coalition demonstrates that LEDs are a more cost-effective, safe and climate-friendly alternative to mercury-containing fluorescents for countries around the world.
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.
Efficiency for Access Launches New Efficiency for AgTech Campaign
The 2022 Efficiency for AgTech campaign highlights energy-efficient agricultural solutions that can enhance global food security and build climate resilience.
How Much Energy Does Your TV Use?
To reduce the burden on South Africa's national grid and reduce consumers’ electricity bills, CLASP is supporting the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) to develop efficiency policies for televisions. These policies will further help reduce CO₂ emissions from the country.
LED Manufacturers Join Forces with the Clean Lighting Coalition
The CLASP-coordinated Clean Lighting Coalition brings together 37 LED companies across 17 counties to demonstrate market readiness for a global transition to clean, energy-efficient LED lighting.
PRESS RELEASE: Off-Grid Solar Products Deliver High Satisfaction for Kenyan Consumers
CLASP, which leads the VeraSol quality assurance initiative, commissioned a study to evaluate consumers’ experiences with off-grid solar products in Kenya. This study was the first of its kind and sought to complement existing data gathered through laboratory testing by focusing on how consumers interact with quality-verified and non-quality verified products.