Our Impact

Europe’s energy system is as diverse as its culture, with broad differences across the continent in the way electricity is produced, transmitted, sold, and consumed. The EU’s Energy Union envisions a more integrated, secure, affordable, and climate-friendly power sector for all EU Member States and neighboring states, but the political and technical challenges are substantial.

RAP’s international team of experts includes former U.S. and European officials and utility managers who understand these challenges and the heavy lifting it will take to overcome them. Our team develops holistic policies in partnership with EU and Member State policymakers, NGOs, and industry experts. Tools and complementary policies developed by RAP, in collaboration with our partners, are unleashing the power of larger, well-designed markets, driving investment in large-scale deployment of low-carbon supply, storage, demand-side resources, and needed infrastructure.

Our Focus

At the EU level, our team advises the European Commission, Parliament, regulatory authorities, and NGOs on the Internal Energy Market, "Efficiency First," and complementary policies for both the energy sector and climate and environmental regulation. We also help individual Member States, including Germany, Poland, and the U.K., to develop sustainable, effective tools to meet their power sector challenges.

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RAP's experts highlight policy, regulatory, and market solutions to accelerate the clean energy transition.

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Blick über den Atlantik: Wie wird in den USA Energieeffizienzpolitik gemacht?

Deutschland hat sich ambitionierte Ziele zur Energieeinsparung gesetzt. Im Vorwort zum Grünbuch Energieeffizienz schreibt Sigmar Gabriel, damaliger Bundesminister für Wirtschaft und Energie: „Energieeffizienz ist ganz entscheidend für das Gelingen der Energiewende und die Umsetzung der Ergebnisse der jüngsten Klimakonferenz in Paris. Efficiency First heißt... By Jan Rosenow, Andreas Jahn, Raffaele Piria

Blick über den Atlantik: Wie wird in den USA Energieeffizienzpolitik gemacht?

European Council set to wipe out energy efficiency progress, leading to a decade of higher energy costs

Saving energy saves money, improves security, lowers emissions, and makes it easier to meet renewable energy and climate goals. That’s why energy efficiency is the sensible foundation for the Energy Union and the 2030 Clean Energy Package now under review: deeper savings make the rest of the goals so much easier to achieve. They will also generate considerable ... By Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart