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August 2021


The Unsung Hero of the Climate Fight

As the imperative to take actions to mitigate climate change becomes more urgent, states are looking to aggressive renewables targets and electrification. But neither of these policies will be as successful as quickly as we need them to be without another key policy tool: energy efficiency. In a new blog, Elaine Prause covers five reasons why efficiency is still integral to meeting climate goals.



Evolving Best Practices for Procurement

The landscape for competitive utility procurement is changing in many ways, with lower-cost renewables, increased electrification, decarbonization targets, and equity and affordability goals all presenting new opportunities — and challenges — for regulators and utilities. Join Fredrich (Fritz) Kahrl, Carl Linvill, Lauren Shwisberg and Max Dupuy on September 9 for an interactive webinar in which we’ll discuss a “next-generation” approach to utility procurement and evolving best practices, based in part on recent work done by RAP and RMI.



Unlocking Demand Response in Turkey

Renewable energy resources could power as much as half of Turkey’s power grid by 2030, but to maximize the value of these resources, the grid will need flexibility. In a new report from RAP and SHURA Energy Transition Center, Sophie Yule-Bennett, Dominic Scott and Ahmet Acar offer a plan for scaling up demand-side response in Turkey.



Performance Mechanisms for Co-ops

In a presentation for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, David Littell discussed performance-based regulation as a valuable tool for electric cooperatives in today’s changing power sector.

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Reducing Pollution, Restoring Scenic Beauty

In a webinar for an Arkansas energy efficiency stakeholder group, RAP’s Nancy Seidman and Erika Droke of the Arkansas Office of Air Quality highlighted how energy efficiency has played a quantifiable role in improving air quality.

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