Publication Library

Browse CLASP's publications by date of publication, or use the dropdown menus below to narrow your search to an economy and/or topic.

  • Economies include countries and select regions;
  • Topics include appliances (e.g., air conditioners) and research topics (e.g., harmonization, case studies, or incentives).
  • 18 August 2002

    Matching World's Best Regulated Efficiency Standards: Australia's Success in Adopting New Refrigerator MEPS

    In 1999 Australian state and federal governments adopted a policy of matching world's "best regulatory practice" for minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for residential appliances and commercial and industrial equipment. The first major product in Australia to be tackled using this new policy approach was refrigerators and freezers in late 1999.

  • 01 July 2002

    Guidebook on Promotion of Sustainable Energy Consumption

    This publication presents the main outcomes and recommendations of various jointly implemented activities together with selected background and discussion papers that may serve as a guideline to other NGOs as they develop, review or implement their own national or local efforts for the promotion of energy and sustainable consumption.

  • 01 June 2002

    Impacts of U.S. Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Appliances

    This study estimated energy, environmental, and consumer impacts of US federal residential energy efficiency standards taking effect in the 1988–2007 period.

  • 01 May 2002

    International Review of MEPS Levels for Air Conditioning Products

    This review identifies and reports on the international MEPS levels for air conditioners and proposes the MEPS levels that would be appropriate for Australia to consider for the various air conditioner product categories, to be implemented in 2006. In addition, the report estimates preliminary greenhouse impacts of the MEPS.

  • 01 April 2002

    Transforming the West African Market for Energy Efficiency: Ghana Leads the Way with Mandatory Standards and Labels

    Ghana recently enacted the first appliance standards regulations in sub-Saharan Africa, covering room air-conditioner units. Ghana's move to improve its energy efficiency is part of a larger energy sector reform designed to support the country's long-term economic development plans. Ghana's appliance standards program is also providing a successful model and leadership to other countries in the region seeking to improve their efficiency.