Environmental Economics

Climate Policy, Design, and Impacts

Climate Policy, Design, and Impacts

NERA has helped companies and governments understand the complex interactions among policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (and other emissions), promote renewable energy, and improve energy efficiency.
 
We work with companies to apply this understanding to their strategies, mitigate risks, and capitalize on potential opportunities. Using unmatched expertise, experience, and economic modeling capabilities, NERA experts analyze both the macroeconomic and microeconomic impacts of specific climate policies. This gives our clients a fuller understanding of the overall strategic implications of policies for their markets, their industries and companies, and their operations.
 
NERA has undertaken studies for numerous industries and individual companies to assess the impacts of regulations including US climate change proposals, EPA regulations, and the EU ETS. We also have developed marginal abatement cost curves for a wide range of sectors, including agriculture, refining, oil and gas, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. NERA experts have published widely on climate change, are regular speakers at major conferences, and have served as expert witnesses in litigation as well as for various government bodies.
 
Our deep understanding of the functioning of markets and expertise in emissions trading and other market-based environmental regulations has allowed NERA to help companies, governments, and numerous industries (including electricity, oil and gas, coal, refining, petrochemical, pulp and paper, iron and st eel, chemicals, aluminum, and cement) in developing and evaluating strategies for dealing with climate change. Our analysis and economic models clarify what is at stake for our client and what actions they should take as climate change policies are designed and implemented.

Name Title Location Phone Email
Sandra Ringelstetter Ennis Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director
Chicago +1 312 573 2823 sandra.ringelstetter@nera.com
Dr. David Harrison Jr. Managing Director
Co-Chair, Environment Practice
Boston +1 617 927 4512 david.harrison@nera.com
Dr. Anne E. Smith Managing Director
Co-Chair, Environment Practice
Washington, DC +1 202 466 9229 anne.smith@nera.com
Daniel Radov Director London +44 20 7659 8744 daniel.radov@nera.com
Scott J. Bloomberg Associate Director Washington, DC +1 202 466 9234 scott.bloomberg@nera.com
Jonathan Falk Associate Director New York City +1 212 345 5315 jonathan.falk@nera.com
Kevin Counsell Senior Consultant Wellington +64 4 819 2551 kevin.counsell@nera.com
Marta Moro Senior Consultant Madrid +34 91 521 0020 marta.moro@nera.com
Mike King Affiliated Consultant Denver
San Francisco
Washington, DC
+1 303 357 4781
+1 303 618 4915
+1 303 618 4915
mike.king.affiliate@nera.com
Eugene Meehan Affiliated Consultant Washington, DC +1 202 466 9287 gene.meehan.affiliate@NERA.com
Dr. W. David Montgomery Affiliated Consultant Washington, DC +1 202 466 9294 w.david.montgomery.affiliate@nera.com
Graham Shuttleworth Affiliated Consultant London +44 20 7659 8654 graham.shuttleworth.affiliate@nera.com
Michael Spackman Affiliated Consultant London +44 20 7659 8660 michael.spackman.affiliate@nera.com
Title Type Author
Hurdle Rates and the Cost of Capital for Financing Electricity Generation in the UK Study By Dr. Richard Hern, Daniel Radov, Alon Carmel, Marija Spasovska, and Jinzi Guo
Inconsistencies in Risk Analyses for Ambient Air Pollutant Regulations Published Article By Dr. Anne E. Smith
Economic Impacts of Major California Climate Change Goals Study By Dr. Paul Bernstein
EPA’s Particulate Matter Co-Benefits: A Case of Ever-Declining Credibility Published Article By Scott J. Bloomberg
Testimony on Impacts of US Environmental Protection Agency Regulations Testimony By Dr. Anne E. Smith
Economic Impacts of a 65 ppb National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone Report By Dr. David Harrison, Jr., Dr. Anne E. Smith, Scott Bloomberg, Dr. Sugandha Tuladhar, Andrew Stuntz, Conor Coughlin, Julia Greenberger, Carl McPherson, Christopher D'Angelo, et al.
Analysis of the Economic Impact Analysis Supporting EPA's Proposed Rule for National ... Report By Scott Bloomberg
Assessing Economic Impacts of a Stricter National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Oz... Report By Dr. David Harrison, Dr. Anne E. Smith, Dr. Paul Bernstein, Scott Bloomberg, Dr. Sugandha Tuladhar, and Andrew Stuntz
The Costs of Inaction: The Economic and Budgetary Consequences of Climate Change Testimony By Dr. W. David Montgomery
The Role of Storage in a Competitive Market and the Effects of Climate Change Working Paper By Dr. Lewis Evans with Professor Graeme Guthrie of Victoria University of Wellington and Andrea Y. Lu