CLASP: Changing India’s Energy Landscape Through Efficiency Policy

CLASP and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency have worked together since 2002 to advance policy solutions that increase the uptake of highly efficient lighting, appliances, and equipment.

Robust appliance efficiency policies and agendas require strong institutions and a healthy ecosystem of actors, including the public sector, the private sector, and civil society and consumers. CLASP’s work in India over the last two decades has contributed to the strengthening of all of these actors, as well as reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and peak demand, helping to diminish air pollution, and enhancing the effectiveness of the consumer-facing policy mechanism, the ‘5-star’ energy label.

Today, the energy label—which is led and administered by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)—covers 28 products and is recognized across the country. In 2020, the Ministry of Power noted that appliance energy efficiency policies alone contributed over 50% of overall electricity reductions from energy efficiency between 2018 and 2019.

CLASP has provided extensive technical and programmatic support to BEE since 2001. Over the last two decades, CLASP has informed a majority of the 28 products covered by the energy label through market data collection and analysis, proposed policy benchmarks and associated impacts, as well as strengthening institutional capabilities. Over the last four years alone, CLASP supported the development and revision of efficiency policies for 11 products that will cumulatively avoid 254 MT of CO2 by 2030.

Read more about the impact of CLASP’s partnership with India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency.

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