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CLASP Research Explores Feasibility of a LED Transition in China
New research from CLASP and the Chinese National Institute of Standards shows a dwindling fluorescent market in the country, as LEDs gain popularity among domestic and international consumers.
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.
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.
CLASP Co-Authors Book on EEDAL Proceedings
From the proceedings of EEDAL ‘19, renowned publisher Springer compiled Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting (EEDAL) in May, 2022. Three chapters of the publication have been co-authored by CLASP’s PK Mukherjee, Neha Dhingra and Kishore Kumar.
Brazil’s Elucidative Case of AC Efficiency Testing Circumvention
A case of manufacturer interference during efficiency testing for ACs in Brazil underscores the importance of reliable, airtight procedures.
Hospital LED Retrofit in São Paolo Will Cut Lighting Costs by 40%
In partnership with the Healthy Hospital Project and CLASP, the Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu (Teaching Hospital of Botucatu) in São Paulo is replacing over 3,000 fluorescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED alternatives - reducing lighting electricity costs by 40%.
New report finds US hybrid heating could cut national heating costs by $13.6 billion
A new report from CLASP and the Regulatory Assistance Project advocates for households to replace existing air conditioning units at the end of their useful life with look-alike electric heat pumps.
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.
Nicole Kearney Named Director of CLASP Europe
CLASP is excited to share that Nicole Kearney is stepping up to lead CLASP’s Europe team.
Ana Maria Carreño Leads as Senior Director of Climate
After more than a decade strengthening global appliance efficiency policies at CLASP, Ana Maria Carreño is stepping into a new role as Senior Director of our Climate portfolio.
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.
Forecast Climate Impacts up to 2050 with Mepsy
Mepsy, CLASP’s climate impact calculator, now allows users to forecast climate impacts into 2050.
Meet CLASP’s New Research Team
CLASP recently integrated our climate and clean energy access research teams, with the expanded mandate of climate adaptation, equity, and environmental justice and protection. Meet our new team!
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.
Vermont Governor Signs Clean Lighting Bill
On May 19, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed H.500 into law, officially making Vermont the first US state to ban all four-foot linear fluorescent lamps in 2024.
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.