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Report May 21, 2020

Cooperative Governance: Opportunities to Enhance Rural Livelihoods in India

By Mahesh Patankar, Frederick Weston, Joni Sliger, Robert Lieberman, Priyanka Shendage

Rural populations in India continually face great challenges when it comes to earning and maintaining a sustainable living. With up to 70% of rural Indians working in the agricultural sector, those challenges will only become more substantial as climate change creates greater impacts and economic uncertainty causes further distress. Solving these problems will re...

Energy and Water Resources, Energy Resource Planning, Governance Download View Summary
Report May 18, 2020

Equity in the energy transition: Who pays and who benefits?

By Louise Sunderland, Andreas Jahn, Michael Hogan, Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart

With its pending Green Deal, the European Commission is striving to make Europe the first climate-neutral region by 2050. A lot is at stake with this goal. The transition to clean energy can help mitigate climate change and bring extensive social, health and well-being benefits to all Europeans. This process, however, is not without costs, particularly in the sho...

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Governance, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Response to European Commission consultation on EU strategy for energy sector integration

By Marion Santini, Jan Rosenow

Announced as part of the European Green Deal, the EU strategy for energy system integration aims to better link the different energy sectors in the EU — electricity, gas, buildings, transport, industry — to help them reduce carbon emissions. In May 2020, RAP provided a contribution to the European Commission ahead of the publication of the strategy on 8 Ju...

Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Policy Brief May 13, 2020

Metrics to Measure the Effectiveness of Electric Vehicle Grid Integration

By David Littell, Jessica Shipley, Megan Anderson

​The transition from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) presents a unique opportunity for the utility sector. EVs have the ability to become a valuable grid resource because of their flexibility, but if their integration is not well-managed, they could add to load at inopportune times, increasing costs and carbon emissions. This p...

Electric Vehicles, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Presentation May 8, 2020

Quantifying and Maximizing the Value of Distributed Energy Resources

By John Shenot

​In a webinar for the Oregon Public Utility Commission, John Shenot explored policies, regulations and approaches that optimize the function and value of distributed energy resources....

Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Distribution Resource Planning, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Download View Summary
Presentation May 7, 2020

Heating without the hot air: Principles for smart heat electrification

By Jan Rosenow, Richard Lowes

In a webinar for LEONARDO Energy, Dr. Jan Rosenow and Dr. Richard Lowes presented pragmatic principles and policies for smart electrification of heating in Europe. They highlighted that decarbonising heat is critical for meeting climate and clean air goals; electrification is a key strategy....

Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Heating and Cooling Download View Summary
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Heating without the hot air: Principles for smart heat electrification (Webinar)

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. Heating in buildings is responsible for almost one-third of total EU energy demand. And most of that heat is met by burning fossil fuels. In order to decarbonise heating, many see electrification as a key strategy. The transformative challenge of electrifying...

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Heat Decarbonisation: Lessons for the Smart Sector Integration Strategy of the EU to achieve the long-term climate goals

Heating of buildings accounts for almost one-third of the European Union’s total energy demand. And most of that heat is provided by burning fossil fuels. With the European Commission currently developing a Smart Sector Integration Strategy in the context of the European Green Deal, it is timely to reflect on the transformative challenge of heat...

Report April 29, 2020

Energy Infrastructure: Sources of Inequities and Policy Solutions for Improving Community Health and Wellbeing

By Nancy Seidman, Alice Napoleon, Kathryn Maddux, Christopher James, Dara Torre, Donna Brutkoski, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Ken Colburn, Jamie Hall, Jennifer Kallay, Max Chang, Philip Eash-Gates, Denise Harlow, Meg Power

In this report, produced with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Synapse Energy Economics, RAP and Community Action Partnership take an in-depth look at the disparate impacts electric and natural gas infrastructure have on economic, social, and health outcomes — and consider how to ensure that a clean-energy future is a more equitable future. Th...

Climate and Public Health, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Integrated Energy and Environmental Policy, Integrated Resource Planning, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary