Read more about appliance policy, technical, and market developments globally.


  • 17 July 2017

    India: Leading on Energy Efficiency

    In India, rapid urbanization, rising incomes, and skyrocketing development are resulting in increased energy demand and millions of new electricity consumers. As one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas producers, the Government of India (GOI) recognized that its energy path was unsustainable.

  • 28 June 2017

    Ghana Developing Cookstoves Performance Label

    CLASP, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (the Alliance), and Kantar Public Ghana are supporting the Ghana Energy Commission (GEC) in the development of a cookstoves performance label.

  • 06 December 2016

    Forecast on Cooling

    Air conditioning units in use around the world are expected to triple by 2050. Slowly, global markets are shifting to more energy efficient ACs, but CLASP is working to accelerate that trend.

  • 18 November 2016

    IFC and CLASP Announce New Partnership to Sustain Quality Standards for Consumers in Off-Grid Solar Markets

    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and CLASP, an international NGO with deep expertise in the deployment of energy efficiency standards and labeling, with support from the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA), announced a new partnership to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Lighting Global Quality Assurance program—an internationally-recognized framework developed by IFC over the past nine years to ensure that off-grid lighting products meet consumers’ expectations for quality, affordability, and truth-in-advertising.

  • 12 September 2016

    SEAD Opens Nominations for its International Competition to Recognize the Most Efficient Industrial and Outdoor Lighting

    The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative has opened the nomination period for its sixth international competition to recognize the world’s most energy efficient industrial and outdoor lighting products.