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September122012
Conference

RAP Delivers Keynote Address on Energy Efficiency Obligations at German Efficiency Industry Association’s “Day of Energy Efficiency”

Directly following EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger’s welcoming remarks, RAP Senior Policy Advisor Eoin Lees presented an overview (in English) of energy efficiency best practices and discussed how they are reflected in the recently revised EU energy efficiency directive. More than 200 participants from German government, industry, and civil society participated in the conference. Germany’s energy efficiency…

September42012
Conference

RAP Presents at Energy Efficiency Briefing in Brussels: What is Energy Efficiency’s Role in “Beyond Capacity Markets” Thinking?

On September 4, RAP Principal Meg Gottstein briefed interested stakeholders on the role of energy efficiency in market reform proposals to address the reliability challenges associated with a growing share of variable renewables in the power mix.  RAP’s “Beyond Capacity Markets” checklist for evaluating these proposals and “What Lies Beyond Capacity Markets” paper emphasize the…

August232012
Workshop

Low Carbon Development Partnership Summit to Highlight Emissions Trading Systems

Chinese government and international experts will gather in Zhuhai, Guandong Province, China this week to discuss best practices and methodologies for reducing the carbon intensity of China’s power generation sector. With support from RAP, Chiara Di Mambra, from the European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action, will join the group to discuss the European Union’s Emissions Trading…

July302012
Conference

RAP Invited to Accompany German Ministry of Environment to Brief Israel’s Ministry on Energy Efficiency Obligations

As part of an ongoing bilateral cooperation between Germany’s and Israel’s Environmental Ministries, a 2-day workshop was held in Tel Aviv to discuss energy efficiency policies and practices.  Staff and key managers from Israel’s air quality and utility regulatory agencies participated, as well as NGOs, members from industry and Israel’s state owned electric utility company. …

July252012
Workshop

Best Practices for Shale Gas Development in China: Policies and Technologies to Minimize Environmental Impacts

On July 25, 2012, the Regulatory Assistance Project, along with the Energy Research Institute, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Energy Foundation China Sustainable Energy Program, organized a meeting in Beijing entitled “Workshop on Best Practices for Shale Gas Development in China: Policies and Technologies to Minimize Environmental Impacts.” The workshop brought together experts from government,…

July172012
Webinar

Integrating Building Energy Codes into Utility Energy Efficiency Plans (Webinar)

The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) is hosting a webinar to discuss the current status of building energy codes in the U.S. and examples that demonstrate how energy efficiency program administrators and regulators can integrate energy code support programs into utility energy efficiency portfolio goals. Moderator: Phyllis Reha, Commissioner, Minnesota PUC Introduction:  David Farnsworth, Senior Associate…