Industry News

New Partnership to Push for Energy-Efficient Lighting Across Asia

Hong Kong, October 29, 2009 – The Asia Lighting Compact (ALC), a partnership comprising governments, regional lighting associations and the world’s largest lighting manufacturers, was launched today in Hong Kong to support the widespread adoption of high-quality, energy efficient lighting in Asia. The immediate focus of the ALC will be on improving…

India’s Path Toward Low-Carbon Lighting

Lighting conference in India was held from 1-3 April 2009 at New Delhi. USAID’s ECO-Asia Program partnered with India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency and the Electrical Lighting & Component Manufacturers’ Association to organize this international conference to discuss India’s path towards efficient, low-carbon lighting. Topics that were covered at the conference included…

Bajaj Electricals Opens India’s First Green Office in Chennai

Bajaj Electricals recently launched its first green office in the country in Chennai. Taking into consideration that people spend about 90% of their time indoors and therefore quality air and lighting has to be provided. By providing green concept office, Bajaj Electricals hopes to save about 25 to 30% energy than the…

Conference “CIE 2010 Lighting Quality & Energy Efficiency”

The CIE, founded in 1913, is the oldest and most respected International Lighting Organisation, which deals with all the different aspects of this subject. Good lighting brings safety, security and a better quality of life to all but needs to be related to the supply of the correct amount of light and…

Stakeholders Call for Phasing Out Inefficient Lamps in India

Participants of two workshops on energy-efficient lighting in India released a communiqué calling for the phasing out of inefficient incandescent lamps in India. The 11-point communiqué also called for steps to upgrade the capacity of India’s lighting test laboratories, harmonize test standards, adopt common quality guidelines for energy-saving compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs),…

Phasing in Quality

A new report issued today by USAID highlights the challenges facing manufacturers and governments who are working to scale up the adoption of energy-efficient lamps to help improve energy security and address climate change. The Phasing in Quality: Harmonization of CFLs to Help Asia Address Climate Change provides a detailed overview of…

Energy Efficiency Global Forum

International Event in Paris, 27-29 April 2009 Investments in energy efficiency reap huge returns – for individuals, companies, governments, economies and our planet. Global investments of US$170 billion annually in energy efficiency can yield $900 billion in avoided energy costs each year while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions dramatically. ECO-Asia is assisting…

Public-Private Partnership to Finance Energy-Efficient Lighting in India

The USAID ECO-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program (CDCP) and C-Quest Capital, LLC (CQC) signed a memorandum of understanding in December 2008 to cooperate in the development of innovative financing mechanisms for energy-efficient lighting projects in India. Under the agreement, USAIDs CDCP will work with CQC to identify projects that can use…

Climate and Clean Energy Week

Special events at the Asian Development Bank during 15-19 June 2009 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce an important week of meetings and consultations on climate change and clean energy during 15-19 June 2009. Two back-to-back events will take place at…

India’s Path Toward Low-Carbon Lighting

Lighting conference in India on 1-3 April 2009 USAID’s ECO-Asia Program is partnering with India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency and the Electrical Lighting & Component Manufacturers’ Association to organize an international conference to discuss India’s path towards efficient, low-carbon lighting. Topics that will be covered at the conference include policy options to…