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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Integrating electric vehicles into Turkey’s distribution grids

By Değer Saygin, Osman Bülent Tör, Saeed Teimourzadeh, Mehmet Koç, Julia Hildermeier, Christos Kolokathis Read now
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Market reform options for a reliable, cost-efficient and decarbonised Italian power system

By Christos Kolokathis, Michael Hogan Read now
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Distribution grid planning for a successful energy transition – Focus on electromobility

By Urs Maier, Frank Peter, Andreas Jahn, Julia Hildermeier Read now
Policy Brief October 11, 2019

Elektrofahrzeuge, Ladeinfrastruktur und das Stromsystem in Kalifornien

By Julia Hildermeier, Jessica Shipley, Andreas Jahn Read now
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Closing the loopholes: Assessment of the potential impact of tax measures on energy savings claimed under Article 7 of the EED

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Presentation October 3, 2019

Ensuring reliability at least cost in a decarbonised power system: Options for Spain

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Learning from the Czech Republic on using EU ETS revenues for residential renovations

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Presentation September 25, 2019

New market design of the CE4ALL package

By Zsuzsanna Pató Read now
Presentation September 24, 2019

Challenges of integrating additional variable renewable energy sources into power systems

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Carbon revenues for a just transition

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