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


  • 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.

  • 08 August 2016

    New Video Test Sequence for Televisions

    A new 10-minute video intended to serve as an HDR-8 test sequence and to function as an alternative to the IEC 62087 test sequence.

  • 01 June 2016

    China Promoting High Efficiency Appliances Nationwide

    On June 1, 2016, the China Leading Energy Efficiency Program (LEP) published a new energy label logo. The logo will appear inside the China Energy Label design.