CLASP News, March 2013

07 March 2013

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Read more about CLASP’s comprehensive updates to our Global S&L Database, the ComeOn Labels workshop on labeling best practices in the EU, Global LEAP’s competition for off-grid lighting products, and the translation of our MV&E guidebook into Russian.

CLASP Adds 10 New Economies to Global S&L Database
CLASP recently completed a comprehensive update to our Global S&L Database, including the current status of S&L policies around the world. The database covers 47 economies – now including Iran, Israel, Jordan, Namibia, Nigeria, and Turkey. These 47 economies account for 91% of the world’s total energy consumption. The database now also covers the U.S. State of California, whose S&L policies often serve as international benchmarks.

 S&L Database


CLASP’s Global S&L Database is an online resource that allows policy makers and S&L practitioners to compare policies and regulations across countries and by product; to explore specific information about those policies; and to view and understand the legislative framework and history of S&L by country and economic region. Search a policy in the Global S&L Database .


CLASP Presents Final Results of Best Practice Study on European Energy Label at ComeOn Labels Workshop in Brussels, March 15

EU ComeOn Label

The ComeOn Labels project has spent the last two-and-a-half years collecting and disseminating implementation best practice on energy labeling in the European Union. On March 15, it will present its findings at a half-day workshop in Brussels. Representatives of manufacturers, NGOs, European Member States and the European Commission will attend to share perspectives on project findings.

CLASP Europe Director Pernille Schiellerup will present preliminary findings from a forthcoming CLASP study on consumer comprehension of the new EU energy label design, and there will be brief presentations from related studies such as the ATLETE I and II projects, testing the compliance of products.

To register for this free event, please contact Juraj Krivošík of SEVEn: Download the conference invite here.

Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Product Awards Launches LED Lighting Competition

Global LEAP logoThe Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) Awards Program launched a competition to recognize high-quality LED room lighting for use with low voltage, off-grid energy systems.

Super-efficient LED room lighting delivers high quality light while reducing costs and mitigating the  health and environmental impacts of kerosene lighting. About 1.3 billion people worldwide live without access to the electric grid, the vast majority of whom are in the developing world.

CLASP serves as the Operating Agent for the Global LEAP Outstanding Off-Grid Product Awards, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial. Visit the new Global LEAP website!

Нормативное соответствие: CLASP MV&E Best Practice Guidebook Now Available in Russian!

MV&E Guidebook in RussianWith support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the SEAD Initiative, CLASP translated Compliance Counts: A Practitioner’s Guidebook on Best Practice Monitoring, Verification, and Enforcement for Appliance Standards & Labeling into Russian.

The Guidebook provides step-by-step guidance for policymakers and S&L practitioners to design and implement robust and effective MV&E frameworks. Download a copy of the MV&E Guidebook in Russian.