Mark LeBel has more than a decade of experience working on the overlapping economics and law of energy and environmental policy in the United States. As a member of RAP’s U.S. team, he focuses on rate design and regulatory reform, including compensation for distributed energy resources, the evolution of the electricity system, and beneficial electrification.
Before joining RAP, Mr. LeBel was a staff attorney at Acadia Center, working on electric utility reform and broader clean energy issues across the Northeast. During this time, he participated extensively in a wide range of utility policy dockets, notably including the Value of Distributed Energy Resources proceeding in New York and grid modernization proceedings in several states. He also served as an expert witness in several rate cases on rate design and electric vehicle policy. In addition, he was a member of the Massachusetts Zero Emission Vehicle Commission, appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker.
Before joining Acadia Center, Mr. LeBel worked at Connecticut Fund for the Environment on state-level energy and environmental policy. He also previously worked at NERA Economic Consulting, where he undertook a range of energy and environmental analyses, including national modeling of cap-and-trade programs and regional electric dispatch modeling.
Mr. LeBel holds a Juris Doctor with honors from New York University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree with honors in applied mathematics with a focus in economics from Harvard College. His law school note, Lack of Judicial CAIR: Chevron Deference and Market-Based Environmental Regulations, was published in the NYU Environmental Law Journal in 2013.