Mark LeBel has more than a decade of experience working on the overlapping economics and law of energy and environmental policy in the United States. As a member of RAP’s U.S. team, he focuses on regulatory reforms for electric and gas utilities, including rate design and utility business model reform. LeBel served as the editor of Electric Cost Allocation for a New Era and is the co-author of the policy briefs, Smart Rate Design for Distributed Energy Resources, Under Pressure: Gas Utility Regulation for a Time of Transition, A Clean Heat Standard for Massachusetts, and Demand Charges: What Are They Good For?.
Before joining RAP, LeBel was a staff attorney at Acadia Center, working on electric utility reform and broader clean energy issues across the Northeast. During this time, he participated extensively in a wide range of utility policy dockets and served as an expert witness in several rate cases on rate design and electric vehicle policy. In addition, he was a member of the Massachusetts Zero Emission Vehicle Commission.
Mark LeBel holds a Juris Doctor with honors from New York University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree with honors in applied mathematics with a focus in economics from Harvard College. Prior to law school, he worked at NERA Economic Consulting, where he undertook a range of energy and environmental analyses, including modeling of national cap-and-trade programs and regional electric dispatch modeling.
How Mark LeBel is Energizing Change
Meeting the Thermal Challenge: A Clean Heat Standard for Maryland
States are increasingly confronting the reality that burning fossil fuels for heat creates cost burdens for their… Read More +
Improving Utility Performance Incentives in the United States: A Policy, Legal and Financial Framework for Utility Business Model Reform
For over 50 years, a wide variety of reforms has been tried to correct the flaws of… Read More +