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 Practice, today provided an instant reaction to Dieter Helm’s eagerly anticipated review of UK energy costs.
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.
A study by Frontier Economics analysing the contribution that the existing gas infrastructure can make to a (virtually) carbon-neutral German energy system in 2050 was published today in Berlin. Based on a comprehensive analysis of the entire German energy system, the study finds that gas storage facilities will continue to be essential for long-term energy storage, as there is unlikely to be a comparable electricity storage technology available in the foreseeable future.
The Association of German Gas Transmission System Operators(FNB Gas e.V.) commissioned Frontier Economics, IAEW, 4 Management und EMCEL to assess cost of using the the existing gas infrastructure for transporting “green gas” as part of a comprehensive Energy transition (“Energiewende”).
Frontier Economics was commissioned by the Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group to develop an Action Plan for a Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme.