Sophie Yule-Bennett specialises in energy markets, renewables and demand-side response in her work with RAP’s Europe programme and power team. She came to RAP with more than 14 years’ regulatory and policy experience spanning the public, private and charity sectors.
Ms. Yule-Bennett began her legal career at the UK government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, where she developed a detailed understanding of EU and national constitutional processes, judicial review, state aid, and statutory drafting and interpretation. Her private sector roles, first at a City law firm and later as general counsel of an energy startup, provided her with firsthand experience of the regulatory and financial challenges facing aspiring clean-tech disruptors. Since 2016, she has focused on advising nonprofit organisations and philanthropic foundations on energy and climate strategy, litigation and legislative proposals.
Ms. Yule-Bennett has provided expert oral and written evidence to the UK Parliament’s Energy and Climate Change Committee and to Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority and has participated in policy working groups, including Ofgem’s half-hourly settlement group and National Grid’s demand response group. She is accustomed to speaking at industry events, including the Global Women’s Forum on Innovation.
She holds a first class honours law degree from the University of Warwick and completed her postgraduate legal practice course at the College of Law, London.