RAP hosted an informal dialogue on emissions performance standards (EPS) in Berlin to provide a forum for discussing their potential role in meeting Germany’s aggressive carbon reduction targets within the Energiewende, or energy transition. Rick Weston kicked off this event with an overview of different options for implementing an EPS, the rationale for their adoption in different countries, and key design considerations. The event brought together representatives from federal ministries, the association of large municipal-owned utilities, German think tanks, and environmental groups.