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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Policy Brief July 7, 2021

Minimum energy performance standards: A tool for building renovation in Spain

By Louise Sunderland, Cecilia Foronda, Javier Tobías Read now
Policy Brief July 7, 2021

Normas mínimas de eficiencia energética: una herramienta para la rehabilitación de edificios en España

By Louise Sunderland, Cecilia Foronda, Javier Tobías Read now
Policy Brief June 14, 2021

Fit for 55: Aligning European policy for decarbonised heat in buildings

By Louise Sunderland, Marion Santini, Jan Rosenow Read now
Policy Brief June 10, 2021

Making renewable heating ‘Fit for 55’

By Samuel Thomas, Dominic Scott, Jan Rosenow Read now
Report June 8, 2021

Pricing is just the icing: The role of carbon pricing in a comprehensive policy framework to decarbonise the EU buildings sector

By Samuel Thomas, Louise Sunderland, Marion Santini Read now
Report June 1, 2021

Next steps for MEPS: Designing minimum energy performance standards for European buildings

By Louise Sunderland, Marion Santini Read now
Report March 24, 2021

Getting on track to net zero: A policy package for a heat pump mass market in the UK

By Richard Lowes, Jan Rosenow, Pedro Guertler Read now
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Ladeblockade Netzentgelte

By Andreas Jahn, Fanny Tausendteufel, Kerstin Meyer, Thorsten Lenck Read now
Policy Brief March 9, 2021

Considering minimum energy performance standards for Germany

By Louise Sunderland, Andreas Jahn Read now
Policy Brief March 9, 2021

Energetische Mindeststandards für den Gebäudebestand

By Louise Sunderland, Andreas Jahn Read now
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