BRUSSELS, Belgium—The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) recently added Samuel Thomas as the newest member of its Europe team. Mr. Thomas is the former lead energy efficiency analyst of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Mr. Thomas has served as a public policy analyst for 20 years, with 12 years of experience in the fields of energy and climate. In recent years, he acted as a rapporteur to the European Commission on energy consumption trends in addition to leading the IEA energy efficiency analytical programme. Prior to the IEA, he held high-level analytical and advisory roles with the U.K. government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energy, fuel poverty, emissions trading, and smart technology.
At RAP, Mr. Thomas advises the European Commission, national governments, and a wide range of stakeholders on policies to drive the role of energy efficiency and its numerous benefits for advancing the clean energy transition in Europe. He provides guidance on policies to promote Efficiency First; effective evaluation, monitoring, and verification of efficiency programmes; and the implementation of EU energy efficiency policy at the EU and national level.
“Sam’s outstanding background is a tremendous asset to RAP,” said Jan Rosenow, director of RAP’s Europe programme. “He has a keen understanding of the challenges facing policymakers. As an economist, he also provides deep insight into the effectiveness of energy efficiency policy and programmes.”
“I’m excited to be working with another strong team,” said Mr. Thomas. “RAP’s reputation as an independent thought leader on the energy transition was a big draw for me.”
Mr. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from the University of the West of England as well as a master’s degree in economics from the University of London’s Birkbeck College.
RAP is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable, and efficient energy future. RAP’s registered European non-profit entity (ASBL) is based in Brussels.