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.
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.
Matthew Bell, Director in Frontier’s Public Policy Practice, today spoke at the Energy Technology Institute’s (ETI) “10 years of innovation” celebration in London.
Matthew Bell, Director in Frontier’s Public Policy Practice, today provided an instant reaction to Dieter Helm’s eagerly anticipated review of UK energy costs.
Citizens Advice, a network of UK charities, has today published a Frontier report assessing the impact of introducing minimum energy efficiency standards on tenants in the private rented sector in the UK.
Sarah Deasley, Director in Frontier’s Energy practice, today spoke on a panel discussing the Future of Heat at the Energy UK Annual conference in London.