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.

Browse All Posts

From the Knowledge Center

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

Report May 9, 2022

Owning the future: A framework of regulations for decarbonising owner-occupied homes in Scotland

By Catrin Maby, Louise Sunderland Read now
Policy Brief May 5, 2022

How much insulation is needed? A low-consumption, smart comfort standard for existing buildings

By Louise Sunderland Read now
Report April 26, 2022

The time is now: smart charging of electric vehicles

By Jaap Burger, Julia Hildermeier, Andreas Jahn, Jan Rosenow Read now
Policy Brief April 15, 2022

Temporary electricity price relief during times of gas market crisis

By Michael Hogan, Bram Claeys, Zsuzsanna Pató, Dominic Scott, Sophie Yule-Bennett, Monika Morawiecka Read now
Report March 28, 2022

The perfect fit: Shaping the Fit for 55 package to drive a climate-compatible heat pump market

By Richard Lowes, Jan Rosenow, Dominic Scott, Louise Sunderland, Samuel Thomas, Andreas Graf, Marie Baton, Steve Pantano, Peter Graham Read now
Policy Brief March 23, 2022

EU can stop Russian gas imports by 2025

By Sarah Brown, Domien Vangenechten, Bram Claeys, Marta Lovisolo Read now
Fact Sheet February 16, 2022

Analysis: Running costs of heat pumps versus gas boilers

By Jan Rosenow Read now
Policy Brief December 20, 2021

Measuring and increasing impact: The next challenge for EU energy efficiency policy measures

By Samuel Thomas, Marion Santini Read now
Policy Brief December 15, 2021

Ensuring the EED energy savings obligation is Fit for 55

By Samuel Thomas Read now
Presentation November 16, 2021

Time-of-use network tariffs

By Andreas Jahn Read now
Browse All Research