BEIJING — The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) has named Lijun Yue as director of China programs.
Ms. Yue will lead the organization’s efforts to transform the power sector in line with China’s clean energy and environmental goals.
“I am delighted to have found a local leader to take our China program to the next level,” said Richard Sedano, president and CEO of RAP. “Ms. Yue brings diverse experience and strong relationships to our efforts to help policymakers build institutional capacity and develop effective regulatory practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deploy clean energy.”
Ms. Yue has a strong track record in energy research. As part of the China energy team at Cambridge Energy Research Associates, she was responsible for research on the electric power market. She also led an in-house research team with Accenture China, providing research to support strategic consulting in the energy and utility sectors.
“I am excited to strengthen our local presence and bring RAP’s global perspective and experience to help address the increasingly complex challenges facing China’s power sector,” said Ms. Yue. “I look forward to collaborating with our partners to foster a more economically and environmentally sustainable power sector.”
Ms. Yue succeeds Rick Weston, who has led RAP’s China program since 2011. Mr. Weston will now lead RAP’s new global policy group, identifying trends in the power sector and developing responses.
Prior to joining RAP, Ms. Yue served as a senior commercial officer at the Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing, working closely with the Chinese government and companies in the renewable energy sector to promote Sino-Danish cooperation. A trained electrical engineer, she worked in a thermal power plant for six years and as a journalist with a state power media outlet.
Ms. Yue earned her master’s degree in renewable energy engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and her bachelor’s degree in electric power engineering from Taiyuan University of Technology in China. She also holds a bachelor’s in journalism from on-the-job training at China Renming University.
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 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.