What We Work On
Building on peer-to-peer relationships, our team helps energy and air quality regulators and NGOs navigate the complexities of power sector policy, regulation, and markets.Learn More
Beneficial Electrification of Water Heating
Water heating accounts for almost 20 percent of residential energy bills—and today it can take far less energy to heat a gallon of water with electricity than directly with fossil fuel. The latest paper in our Electrification in the Public Interest series explores how switching to heat pump or electric resistance water heaters can save consumers money, help grid operators, and reduce emissions.
Where We Work
We focus primarily on the world's four largest power markets: China, the European Union, India, and the United States.Learn More
New Book Maps Out the Politics of India's Power Sector
Electricity is critical to enabling India’s economic growth and providing a better future for its citizens, but the country’s power sector continues to struggle despite several decades of reform. To explain this, a new book co-edited by RAP India Director Ranjit Bharkirvar points to the challenges of politics. In "Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India’s States," scholars analyze 15 Indian states and conclude that a historically grounded view of politics can help devise the reforms that India needs.