CLASP News, September 2013

24 September 2013

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SEAD Recognizes World’s Most Energy Efficient Computer Monitors; CLASP and Top10 Assess China’s Appliance Market; New Positions Open at CLASP.

SEAD Global Efficiency Medals Awarded to World’s Most Energy Efficient Computer Monitors

On September 10, the SEAD Initiative announced winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for the world’s most energy efficient computer monitors.

Samsung and LG products took top honors in different size categories for commercially-available products. A Samsung display also won in the emerging technology category with a monitor 53% more efficient than comparable models on the market today.

By recognizing the most energy efficient monitors on markets around the world, the competition places top-performing, super-efficient products in the hands of early adopting consumers and spurs manufacturers to produce and sell more energy efficient products.

"When consumers and businesses use these products, they are helping to reduce energy use on a global scale, while saving money," said Graham Pugh of the U.S. Department of Energy, whose office is responsible for US leadership of the SEAD initiative.

Monitors account for up to 35% of a desktop computer’s energy consumption. If all monitors sold were as efficient as SEAD award-winning models, 15 to 20 billion kilowatt-hours of energy could be saved by 2020 – enough to power Washington, DC for nearly a year and a half.

Read more about the SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition.

CLASP and Top10 China Publish Groundbreaking Market Research

According to a new analysis by CLASP and Top10, China could save 1,057 terawatt hours of electricity  – roughly equivalent to the annual carbon emissions from 15.5 million passenger vehicles – by 2030 simply by raising the energy efficiency of 9 domestic appliances to that of the most efficient models currently available.

Market Analysis of China Energy Efficient Products (MACEEP) is the result of a partnership between CLASP, Top10 China, and the China Sustainable Energy Program. In a unique perspective that combines market research and policy analysis, the study identifies where China’s appliance energy efficiency policies are not keeping pace with emerging technologies or rapid market shifts.

MACEEP is the first-ever third party analysis of China’s appliance market, drawing on independently-collected public data. The project team presented the analysis and associated policy recommendations to the China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) in May of this year. CNIS has since used the analyses to revise five major appliance energy policies, which will achieve higher energy savings.

View the study on CLASP’s website.

Read Top10’s press release.

CLASP is Hiring!

Development Associate

CLASP is recruiting for a Development Associate to assist with all aspects of the organization’s fundraising and business development efforts, with significant emphasis on growing philanthropic support. See full job description here.

Program Associate – Global Programs

CLASP is seeking a Program Associate to support its initiatives on global appliance energy efficiency standards, labeling, and market transformation programs, including the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative and related projects. See full job description here.

CLASP and SEAD transform the global market for efficient appliances.

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