Our environmental work
Environmental issues play an important role in a wide range of commercial and policy decisions. Understanding the associated challenges and opportunities leads to better decisions.
Our economics expertise means that we can help clients understand and respond to environmental challenges and opportunities. We use economic theory and sector expertise to find effective solutions. Our clients include governments, regulators, businesses and voluntary organisations throughout the world.
Our teams have specialist knowledge across a range of environmental matters. We define clear economic frameworks to make complex problems tractable. We then delve into those problems, generate the evidence and analysis needed for making decisions and provide effective solutions.
We use analytical techniques to meet our clients’ needs. These include cost-benefit analysis (both appraisal before implementation and evaluation after), decision-making under uncertainty (such as real options analysis), econometric modeling, multi-criteria analysis, game theory, behavioural economics, case study analysis and contingent valuation.
Recent topics on which we have helped clients mitigate climate change include:
- Low carbon and renewable energy production;
- Energy efficiency and smart technologies;
- Designing and evaluating climate policy;
- Adapting to climate change;
- Water resource economics;
- Transport and the environment; and
- Designing and evaluating environmental policy.
With the passage of the Brexit bill opening the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger formal negotiations for the UK’s exit from the European Union, Frontier Economics has today published a compendium of bulletins exploring the choices and challenges now facing the UK and its European neighbours.
Ireland’s Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) has today released a consultation document on design and implementation options for a Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands has published two Frontier (Europe) reports (report, appendum) on scenarios for coal-fired power plants.
A REPORT FOR THE MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS (MinEZ)
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry North Rhine-Westphalia (IHK NRW) and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) have today published a short study by Frontier (Europe) on the prospects for trade and industry under the on-going transition to renewable energy.