What We Do

Since 1992, RAP has been advancing policies that help countries transition toward a clean energy future.

We work directly with governments and decision-makers across the globe, helping them see clean energy through a new lens.

By developing data-informed, real-world solutions — that are also cost-effective and reliable — RAP strives to create stronger, more equitable communities.

What Guides Our Work

We know the clean energy transition is not easy work.

RAP assists decision-makers with strategic guidance on the regulatory and market reforms needed to drive decarbonization. Our technical assistance addresses immediate challenges while our thought leadership pushes the conversation and problem-solves for the future. RAP provides decision-makers with thoughtful analysis through traditional and digital mediums. Through trainings and technical assistance, our experts provide policymakers and stakeholders with the knowledge and tools to implement effective policy solutions.

RAP strives to center people in all we do. We continue to educate ourselves on energy justice and listen to communities most impacted by energy inequities. RAP emulates the Initiative for Energy Justice when they define ‘energy justice’ as “the goal of achieving equity in both the social and economic participation in the energy system, while also remediating social, economic, and health burdens on those disproportionately harmed by the energy system. Energy justice aims to make energy accessible, affordable, clean, and democratically managed for all communities.”

As we work to advance clean energy policy across the globe, RAP’s focus is on five policy initiatives that help drive a more efficient and just decarbonized energy future. These initiatives often interweave but we consider each an integral thread.

Our Clean Energy Initiatives:

  • Decarbonize the Grid

    Accomplishing climate neutrality by 2050 requires a zero-emissions power sector by the mid-2030s.View

  • Electrify Buildings and Transportation

    Buildings and transportation define our energy consumption, powering them with clean and efficient electricity is a critical step in reaching climate-goals.View

  • Encourage Distributed Energy Resources

    Distributed energy resources (DERs) enable people to consume electricity when the cheapest and cleanest energy is available.View

  • Reduce Emissions from Fossil Fuels

    Prudent planning can ensure that unnecessary new fossil gas infrastructure doesn’t get built, while the existing network can be repurposed or phased out in a stable, reliable and affordable way. View

  • Design a Clean Energy Future

    The policies that drive energy decisions must be reviewed, adapted, and even overhauled to match changing technologies and climate conditions. View