BRUSSELS, Belgium — The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) announces that three energy and environmental policy experts have joined its European programme.

Jaap Burger, Sophie Yule-Bennett and Dominic Scott join RAP as senior advisors, adding to the organisation’s expertise with smart charging of electric vehicles, demand response and market reform, and energy markets and renewables.

“I am thrilled to have Jaap, Sophie and Dominic join our team,” says Dr. Jan Rosenow, director of RAP’s European programme. “As RAP continues to be a leader in the discussion surrounding Europe’s ambitious climate neutrality goals, I know that their experiences will add unique perspectives to the conversation.”

Mr. Burger’s focus includes policies around electric vehicle smart charging, which are a key component to decarbonising Europe’s power market and grid. Before RAP, Mr. Burger worked for the city of Amsterdam, helping roll out the municipal EV charging infrastructure. With that experience, he worked with various grid operators and public authorities on their smart charging road maps and strategies for grid integration and charging infrastructure rollouts.

Ms. Yule-Bennett’s experience stretches nearly 15 years in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, specialising in energy markets, renewables and demand-side response. She has leveraged her public sector legal knowledge and served as general counsel to an energy startup company, gaining firsthand experience of the market barriers facing clean-tech disruptors. Most recently, she has focused on advising nonprofit organisations and philanthropic foundations on energy and climate strategy, litigation and legislative proposals.

With more than a decade of experience in the public, private and academic sectors, Mr. Scott focuses on the power sector, including demand response, market reform and maximising the potential of the Clean Energy for All Europeans legislative package. In addition to serving 10 years in the British civil service, he worked for UK energy regulator Ofgem on imbalance price formation and broader electricity market reforms. Most recently, Mr. Scott has lectured in energy economics and policy at the University of Reykjavik.


RAP is an independent, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization dedicated to accelerating the transition to a clean, reliable and efficient energy future. RAP has deep expertise in energy policies that promote economic efficiency, protect the environment, ensure system reliability and produce other benefits for society. With support from foundation and governmental grants, RAP provides technical and policy assistance to government officials on a broad range of energy and environmental issues. It focuses on the world’s four largest power markets: China, Europe, India and the United States.