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December 2019


Market reform options for the Italian power system

In its draft national energy and climate plan, Italy set ambitious targets for increasing the share of renewable energy and committed to closing all coal plants by 2025. The government has also since implemented a capacity market. In a new study, RAP illustrates how this capacity market will likely lead to overprocurement, carbon lock-in and excessive costs for consumers. Christos Kolokathis and Michael Hogan share recommendations for achieving a reliable decarbonised Italian power system at least cost.



15 gaps identified in policy implementation of Article 7 Energy Efficiency Directive

As part of the Horizon 2020 project ENSMOV, RAP led a new report identifying 15 gaps in the design, implementation, monitoring, reporting and verification of energy efficiency programmes in EU Member States under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive. By sharing knowledge and developing resources and tools, the project aims to help the countries achieve the energy efficiency savings targets set out in the directive.


BEST OF 2019

Energy efficiency in the real world

With 2019 drawing to a close, we explored which RAP blog posts had the highest readership. Personal stories about how we can accelerate the energy transition led the way. We revisit Dr. Jan Rosenow’s experiences with home energy efficiency measures and the sometimes surprising results.

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Understanding India’s market reform dialogue

As India moves toward reform of its wholesale power markets, RAP offers new resources to assess progress. In collaboration with partners, we created tools that include a market economics curriculum and a simulation programme. Learn how these free resources can assist stakeholders in evaluating reform proposals.

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