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The role of energy efficiency in meeting energy access goals

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
The role of energy efficiency in meeting energy access goals

Rose Mutiso, U.S. Global LEAP lead

Energy efficiency is a critically important component of global efforts to provide access to modern energy services to the billion plus people worldwide who currently lack access to electricity. Basic energy services such as lighting and phone charging are an important first rung in the energy access ladder, but the broader socio-economic benefits of electricity access require higher levels of energy services. High-quality, super-efficient off-grid appliances require less energy and reduce the size of the off-grid energy systems needed to run them. Global LEAP partners are working to support thriving commercial markets for off-grid appliances and equipment.

SEAD Member Economy Recent Achievements

Thursday, June 30, 2016
SEAD Member Economy Recent Achievements

Projected Savings from Energy Performance Standards since 2010

This analysis models the energy and emissions impacts of new and revised SEAD member economy minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) passed or implemented between from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2014. The study finds that these standards are projected to save over 700 TWh of electricity and 560 PJ of 2030 oil and gas. The electricity savings implies that roughly 235 fewer 500 megawatt power plants will be needed in the next 15 years relative to the case in which no action had been taken. Associated cumulative greenhouse gas mitigation from these regulations total more than 4 billion metric tons of CO2, or more than the annual emissions of the European Union.

Lessons Learned From Incentive Programs for Efficient Air Conditioners: A Review

Friday, October 30, 2015
Lessons Learned From Incentive Programs for Efficient Air Conditioners: A Review

This report by CEM's SEAD initiative reviews financial incentive programs that aim to mitigate the energy consumption attributable to the growing stock of air conditioners (ACs). The report also describes how incentive programs can be designed to address other pressing concerns related to growing AC use.

SEAD Releases Review of Incentive Programs to Address Escalating Cooling Demand and Use

Friday, October 30, 2015
SEAD Releases Review of Incentive Programs to Address Escalating Cooling Demand and Use

CEM's Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative recently published a report on financial incentive programs that aim to mitigate the energy consumption attributable to the growing stock of air conditioners (ACs). Lessons Learned From Incentive Programs for Efficient Air Conditioners: A Review also describes how incentive programs can be designed to address other pressing concerns related to growing AC use.

Global LEAP and the Emerging Off-Grid Appliance Market

Friday, October 09, 2015
Global LEAP and the Emerging Off-Grid Appliance Market

A recently published GOGLA blog discusses Global LEAP's coordination of efforts to facilitate development of a strong, competitive market of high-quality, super-efficient off-grid appliances. The CEM initiative is spearheading a suite of groundbreaking activities and partnerships to equip the off-grid market to make better-informed, faster decisions about appliances. The 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition included a side event for attendees to learn more about Global LEAP.

Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Aura Light International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Cree Win SEAD Global Efficiency Medals for Energy Efficiency

The SEAD Initiative announced the winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for super-efficient commercial LED lighting. Aura Light International, a Swedish manufacturer, won the international award, with Cree, Bajaj Electricals Ltd, and Aura Light International winning the regional awards.

Global LEAP Hosts Off-Grid Appliance Networking Event in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Global LEAP Hosts Off-Grid Appliance Networking Event in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Industry leaders from around the world convene to advance off-grid clean energy market

Leading companies in the solar home system and off-grid appliance markets recently gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for an off-grid appliance industry networking event hosted by Global LEAP. The event provided an essential venue for industry members to share information about super-efficient, high-quality off-grid appliances and identify new business opportunities, which can help accelerate the growth of off-grid clean energy markets in Bangladesh and around the world.

Global LEAP, ClimateWorks, and CLASP Spearhead Groundbreaking Energy Access Program

Monday, June 29, 2015
Global LEAP, ClimateWorks, and CLASP Spearhead Groundbreaking Energy Access Program

Program to help organize and drive growth of off-grid renewable energy and appliance market

The Global Lighting and Energy Access Partnership (Global LEAP) is partnering with ClimateWorks and CLASP to launch an innovative program that will support efforts to extend renewable energy to millions of people throughout the developing world who currently live without access to electricity. The program will create an easily accessible online clearinghouse of off-grid appliances to increase market knowledge and foster a more competitive global off-grid appliance market. 

Internationally Aligned Test Methods and Performance Requirements for TVs

Monday, April 27, 2015
Internationally Aligned Test Methods and Performance Requirements for TVs

Policy Maker Summary from the APEC – CAST Project

This summary presents the results of an analysis of the global differences between test methodologies used to measure the energy performance of televisions, and energy performance policy requirements for televisions. It also identifies opportunities to work toward greater international harmonisation on testing and policy approaches.
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