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January 2021


Renovating Building Regulation: A Handy Guide

New technologies such as heat pumps are making it cheaper and more efficient to electrify space and water heating in buildings. But existing energy policies may present barriers to electrification. A new paper from RAP and Synapse Energy Economics explores how regulation can be “renovated” to better realize the full potential of electrified, flexible and grid-integrated buildings. Register now to join co-authors Jessica Shipley, Asa Hopkins, Kenji Takahashi and David Farnsworth on Jan. 28 as they discuss their recommendations in an interactive webinar.



Planning North Carolina’s Clean Energy Future

Throughout most of 2020, state energy stakeholders explored ways to update utility regulations and electricity market structures to meet the goals of the state’s Clean Energy Plan, in a process facilitated by RAP and Rocky Mountain Institute. A report published last month summarizes the discussions and recommendations of that collaboration.



Why New England’s Rates Need a Refresh

The New England states have ambitious clean energy goals, but antiquated rate design by the region’s utilities may make it harder to achieve them. A recent series of RAP policy briefs took a closer look at what New England needs to better empower energy consumers, and David Littell and Donna Brutkoski revisit that series in a new blog.



Innovative Solutions for India’s Discoms

India’s distribution companies have a critical role to play in meeting the country’s ambitious clean energy goals. RAP and New Energy Nexus hosted a business model competition to bring entrepreneurs with new ideas to this challenge. Julia Pyper highlights the winners as part of a Greentech Media series.

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Transportation Electrification Trends and Planning

In a presentation for the Kansas Corporation Commission, David Farnsworth and Camille Kadoch discussed opportunities for advancing transportation electrification through existing planning processes.

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