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.
David Bothe, Associate Director at Frontier Economics in Cologne, gave a presentation on the future of mobility at the International Engine Conference in Baden-Baden, Germany today.
Claire Thornhill, Manager in Frontier’s Energy Practice, presented today at the Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Coalition Conference. She spoke about a ‘Buildings Energy Infrastructure Programme’ which aims at achieving major energy savings in UK homes.
Two Frontier studies have been published today by innogy SE, a subsidiary of the German energy company RWE. The studies analyse the current and future framework for decarbonising the German economy.
Heating homes and businesses cause almost a third of carbon emissions. So curbing carbon requires a revolutions in home heating. Goodbye gas boilers, hello electric pumps?
Matthew Bell, Director in Frontier’s Public Policy team, today spoke to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy. He discussed the role of energy systems in supporting Britain in a competitive world.