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Our Impact

Europe’s energy system is as diverse as its culture, with broad differences across the continent in the way electricity is produced, transmitted, sold, and consumed. The EU’s Energy Union envisions a more integrated, secure, affordable, and climate-friendly power sector for all EU Member States and neighboring states, but the political and technical challenges are substantial.

RAP’s international team of experts includes former U.S. and European officials and utility managers who understand these challenges and the heavy lifting it will take to overcome them. Our team develops holistic policies in partnership with EU and Member State policymakers, NGOs, and industry experts. Tools and complementary policies developed by RAP, in collaboration with our partners, are unleashing the power of larger, well-designed markets, driving investment in large-scale deployment of low-carbon supply, storage, demand-side resources, and needed infrastructure.

Our Focus

At the EU level, our team advises the European Commission, Parliament, regulatory authorities, and NGOs on the Internal Energy Market, "Efficiency First," and complementary policies for both the energy sector and climate and environmental regulation. We also help individual Member States, including Germany, Poland, and the U.K., to develop sustainable, effective tools to meet their power sector challenges.

From Our Blog

RAP's experts highlight policy, regulatory, and market solutions to accelerate the clean energy transition.

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From the Knowledge Center

Get our latest in-depth analysis and practical solutions to today's energy challenges.

Policy Brief September 21, 2017

Public Benefit Funds: Finanzierungsmechanismus für Energieeffizienz-Investitionen

By Andreas Jahn, Jan Rosenow Read now
Report September 12, 2017

Next-Generation Performance-Based Regulation: Emphasizing Utility Performance to Unleash Power Sector Innovation

By David Littell, Camille Kadoch, Philip Baker, Ranjit Bharvirkar, Max Dupuy, Brenda Hausauer, Carl Linvill, Janine Migden-Ostrander, Jan Rosenow, Wang Xuan, Owen Zinaman, Jeffrey Logan Read now
Policy Brief August 30, 2017

Regional Operational Centres: A review of the Commission’s proposal and recommendations for improvement

By Philip Baker, Julie Finkler, Christos Kolokathis Read now
Fact Sheet August 29, 2017

Fixed charges impede progress & drive up costs of the clean energy transition

By Christos Kolokathis, Michael Hogan Read now
Policy Brief

Assessing the European Council’s Proposal for Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive

By Jan Rosenow Read now
Policy Brief August 21, 2017

Die Kräfte des Marktes für Energieeffizienz nutzen

By Jan Rosenow Read now
Presentation July 20, 2017

Regulatory Challenges for Emerging Economies

By Ranjit Bharvirkar Read now
Presentation July 20, 2017

Regulatory Challenges in Developed Markets

By Edith Bayer Read now
Presentation July 12, 2017

Are Fixed Charges an Answer to Tariff Design Challenges?

By Andreas Jahn Read now
Presentation July 5, 2017

Dynamische Umlagen: Auswirkungen für Anbieter und Nachfrager

By Andreas Jahn, Thorsten Lenck Read now
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Events

October52017
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Performance-Based Regulation: The Power of Outcomes (Part 2)

Advanced technologies are unleashing the potential for change in power sectors around the globe, transforming the way electricity is generated, delivered, and consumed. These changes hold great promise for better, cleaner, more reliable and lower cost future. Whether the benefits are achieved will depend on reforming the regulatory approaches to align regulation’s inherent incentives with…

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