About Us

Efficiency for Access first kicked off in 2015 as a year-long call to action and collaborative effort led by Global LEAP & Sustainable Energy for All with the aim to harness the power of energy efficiency to accelerate universal access to energy.

Now, UK aid, Power Africa, Lighting Global, Rockefeller Foundation, Shell Foundation, Sida, EnDev, Good Energies Foundation, and more join together under a scaled-up Efficiency for Access – a coalition promoting energy efficiency as a potent catalyst in global clean energy access efforts.

The Efficiency for Access Coalition is scaling up by:

  • Bringing together a range of programmes and support mechanisms to accelerate energy efficiency in clean energy access efforts
  • Driving market scale in near-to-market off- and weak-grid appliance products
  • Supporting innovation in horizon appliance technologies so far not reaching low income markets.
  • Improving information and co-ordination among development sector and industry partners

Efficiency for Access Coalition aims to achieve faster, higher-impact results by strengthening the coherence of support programmes aligned with the needs of consumers and the market, based on a range of consumer research and industry consultation mechanisms.

This partnership supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7, to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, and touches on all three pillars – energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy access.

The Efficiency for Access Coalition is co-ordinated by CLASP, an international appliance energy efficiency and market development specialist not-for-profit organisation, working alongside the UK’s Energy Saving Trust, which specialises in energy efficiency product verification, data and insight, advice and research.