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16 October 2017

Keeping Cool in Pakistan

In Pakistan, where fans are the primary cooling appliance, the sweltering summer months exacerbate peak energy demand—over 140 million Pakistanis either have no access to the grid or suffer up to 12 h

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. The country is already seeing the impacts

23 May 2017

A Lighting Challenge for the World

Lighting accounts for 15% of global electricity consumption and 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Accelerating the transition to energy efficient lighting could be one of the most significant sho

30 November 2016

Illuminating India, Efficiently

Since 2012, India has launched several major efficient lighting initiatives. With CLASP support, India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency developed the world’s first standards for LEDs in 2012 and LED stre

08 October 2014

Ghana Leads the Way with Mandatory Standards and Labels

In the 1980s and 1990s, Ghana experienced strong economic growth that brought with it a large increase in demand for energy. Ghana’s electricity supply capacity could not keep up with this rapid growt