Insights from Our Experts

Getting the most from forthcoming minimum energy performance standards

By Louise Sunderland
This decade must be a decade of building renovation. To meet the new European climate target of a 55% emissions reduction by 2030, our buildings must go further faster, reducing emissions by 60%. But we are at an almost standing start. It is a well-worn statistic that only 1% of European buildings undergo energy renovations each year. It’s less well known th... Read More

China’s Energy Plan: Making It Work for Carbon Peaking

By Max Dupuy
In November 2020, China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) requested general input on the yet-to-be-published 14th Five-Year Energy Plan (2021-25) and allowed a brief window for submissions. This post is an edited version of the rapid-response input RAP provided. RAP focused on suggestions for the electricity plan component of the energy plan. The electrici... Read More


By Max Dupuy
2020年11月,国家能源局就第十四个(2021-2025)五年能源规划公开征求意见。我们获悉此消息后在极短的时间内做出了响应,本文在初始回复的基础上进行了修改和完善。我们主要针对能源规划中的电力规划环节提供了一些思路和建议。电力规划是考虑经济高效,清洁可靠的资�... Read More


By Camille Kadoch
要想实现交通运输领域的电气化转型,合理规划、采取激励措施、扫清障碍以及建立正确的监管框架都是必要条件。但不同地区的农村和城市生活方式各不相同,需要各自寻找适合自身的解决方案。睿博能源智库(RAP)的Camille Kadoch总结了我们为美国订制的RAP电动汽车路线图,... Read More

Why Rate Design in New England Needs a Refresh

By David Littell, Donna Brutkoski
Looking ahead to 2030 and then beyond to 2050, the majority of New England states have set ambitious clean energy goals. The growing adoption of new technology empowers energy customers to play a direct role in making these goals happen and to make their own energy choices in ways not available 10 years ago. But one piece of this puzzle is still largely missing: ... Read More

Offshore-Windenergie als europäische Ressource

By Andreas Jahn, Zsuzsanna Pató
Die Stromerzeugung durch Offshore-Windkraftanlagen ist eine besondere Form des Strombezugs, weil es bisher nur wenige Erzeugungsanlagen und auch nur einzelne Stromleitungen gibt. Sogenannte Offshore-Netze – insbesondere zwischen den EU-Staaten – gibt es bisher nicht. Diese Tatsache birgt aber auch eine große Chance, da die Offshore-Energieerzeugung eine Schl... Read More

Unlocking India’s clean energy potential through demand flexibility and distributed energy resources

By Dheer Patel
India’s quest to strengthen the long ailing power distribution sector has largely revolved around proposals to restructure the sector and redesign retail tariffs with periodic financial bailouts. These proposals show promise in alleviating present issues. It becomes crucial, however, to deliberate and critique these ideas and proposals through different lenses,... Read More

Time for energy efficiency to be valued as a grid resource

By Samuel Thomas, Filippos Anagnostopoulos
What if you, as an electricity consumer, could get compensated fairly for the energy you did not consume? In the U.S., participants in pay-for-performance schemes are being paid incentives to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings. Driven by the limited capacity of electricity networks and a willingness to innovate in order to get better value for mone... Read More

It is time to bring consumers on board the energy transition

By Zsuzsanna Pató
Power systems are in the midst of profound transformation. More nations are striving to decarbonise their electricity grids and to electrify sectors previously powered primarily by fossil fuels such as heating and transport. To help weather this sea change, policymakers and power system operators have a rich resource at their disposal: consumers. They do not, how... Read More

Green urban freight: How to electrify our deliveries today

By Julia Hildermeier
Every year, freight companies deliver four billion parcels containing online orders across the EU. With the ongoing pandemic, experts predict the market for express delivery will grow by more than $10 billion (€8.3 billion) by 2024. Freight and delivery volumes have been increasing for years and are responsible for a quarter of Europe’s transport emissions. ... Read More