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CLASP Joins Civil Society Organisations to Call EU Commission “Phase out domestic gas cooking appliances to protect health”
In a joint letter sent today, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and 14 other signatories call
upon European Commission to phase out domestic gas cooking appliances, as they endanger Europeans’ health.
Echoes from India on COP27
As COP27 winds down in Sharm-El-Sheikh, the CLASP India team spoke with a journalist, energy experts, and a business leader to gain a deeper view on what they think, see and take away from India’s role in climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience.
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.
Increasing Access to Air Conditioners in a Heating India
Less than 10% of Indian households have access to ACs, leaving over one billion people susceptible to increasingly frequent and intense heatwaves. CLASP is supporting the Indian government to enhance access to energy efficient ACs.
Renewable Energy Systems
Press Release: CLASP & Nithio Launch Financing Facility for Productive Use Appliances
Access to productive use appliances can deliver significant economic, health, education, and quality of life benefits for an estimated 60 million households worldwide and put under-electrified parts of the world on a low carbon pathway to electrification.
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.
California Passes Landmark Clean Lighting Bill
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2208 into law, a landmark bill that sets phase-out dates for CFLs and LFLs.
Research Shows Huge Heat Pump Potential in China
CLASP and partners found great potential for heat pumps to scale across the country, supporting China's goal of net zero emissions by 2060.
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.