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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 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.
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.
New Analyses from CLASP Signal Potential for Water Efficiency Measures to Cut Water Waste & CO2 Emissions
New CLASP research reveals the opportunity to reduce water consumption while avoiding associated carbon emissions from water heating through water efficiency policies for showerheads and faucets. The reports assess the world’s top carbon-emitting economies and identify three major countries where new or revised policies would have the greatest impact.
Brazil Increases Efficiency Requirements for Top-Rated Air Conditioners
Policymakers in Brazil have increased the minimum efficiency required for air conditioners marketed as top-performing appliances with the PROCEL seal.
Celebrating World Standards Day 2020
World Standards Day 2020 is themed “Protecting the Planet with Standards.” In celebration of World Standards Day, CLASP is highlighting several best-in-class, new and innovative standards for energy-consuming appliances and equipment around the world.
Summer Cooling Rewind
Over the summer months, CLASP engaged with a variety of practitioners across articles and reports, virtual events, and a digital campaign. Revisit some of the highlights.
New Report Recommends Policies to Cut Carbon from Electric Motors in Pakistan
In an effort to curb these acute environmental effects, as well as the PKR 2,400 billion (USD 16 billion) annual operating costs to consumers, a new report from CLASP investigates the potential to implement energy performance standards for these highly consumptive products.
Air Conditioner Policy Event Showcases Best Practices from Brazil, China and India
Policymakers from Brazil, China, and India, as well as the UN’s United for Efficiency program spoke at a recent CLASP webinar to share insights from their experiences implementing AC efficiency policy.
Panel Highlights Climate Gains from Use of Cooling Model MEPS
A recent online panel discussion showcased the benefits of adopting country-level efficiency policies based on model minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) to limit the climate impacts of air conditioners (ACs) and refrigerators, as demand for the popular appliances skyrockets with rising global temperatures, incomes and urbanization.
Environmental Dumping, A Perspective from Ghana
In this article we’re pleased to feature CLASP partner Kofi Agyarko of Ghana’s Energy Commission, as part of CLASP’s #ClimateWiseCooling campaign. Mr. Agyarko’s interview supplements CLASP and IGSD’s recent publication “Environmentally Harmful Dumping of Inefficient and Obsolete Air Conditioners in Africa”.
New Report Identifies Sources of Environmental Dumping of Air Conditioners in Ten African Countries
A new report on environmental dumping, released in advance of World Refrigeration Day, finds that 35% of the room air conditioners (RACs) sold in many of Africa’s largest countries are low efficiency units with energy efficiency ratings of less than 3.0 W/W, a commonly adopted standard around the world.
New Data Jumpstarts Efficiency Policy Development in Indonesia
New CLASP research on consumer energy use and residential appliance markets in Indonesia reveals an opportunity to significantly cut carbon emissions through product efficiency policy.
ClimateWiseCooling: Advancing Sustainable Cooling in a Warming World
CLASP Senior Manager Ana Maria Carreño introduces the #ClimateWiseCooling campaign.
CLASP Leads Kenya Government Agencies on Study Tour of India Cooling Efficiency Programs
In an effort to promote international best practices and collaborative policy development, CLASP led officials from Kenyan government institutions on a 5-day study tour to New Delhi, India.
Advancing Appliance Efficiency in South Africa
In April, CLASP and the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) formalized a partnership to promote energy efficient household appliances and commercial equipment through a broad scope of activities.
India Launches Efficiency Standards for Deep Freezers, Light Commercial ACs
The Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has adopted voluntary energy efficiency labeling policies for deep freezers and light commercial air conditioners aimed at reducing the energy use and climate impacts associated with these products while saving money for consumers.