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.

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Report November 21, 2017

Cleaner, Smarter, Cheaper: Responding to opportunities in Europe’s changing energy system

By Energy Union Choices Read now
Policy Brief November 20, 2017

Efficiency First in the Energy Union: Progress Report

By Edith Bayer, Yamina Saheb Read now
Report November 13, 2017

Übersicht über die Energiepolitik und -wirtschaft in Kalifornien

By Mélanie Persem, Kerstin Bacher, Andreas Jahn Read now
Presentation October 27, 2017

The potential of demand response in Europe

By Jan Rosenow, Frauke Thies Read now
Policy Brief October 26, 2017

Ostatni dzwonek dla ciepłownictwa w Polsce

By Jan Rączka, Andrzej Rubczyński Read now
Presentation October 25, 2017

Regionalisation of European electricity markets needs a more regional approach

By Philip Baker, Julie Finkler Read now
Report October 25, 2017

Überblick über die kanadische Energiepolitik

By Kerstin Bacher, Mélanie Persem, Raffaele Piria, Andreas Jahn, Jan Rosenow, Inga Ebert, Toby Couture Read now
Policy Brief October 12, 2017

Efficiency First: Reinventing the UK’s Energy System

By Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart Read now
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
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