Environmental Economics

Corporate Environmental Advisory and Decision-Making

Corporate Environmental Advisory and Decision-Making

NERA experts regularly provide advice on environmental matters to companies to help guide decision-making. Our advice includes cost-benefit analysis of environmental regulations and technologies, environmental regulatory compliance, and management of environmental risk.
 
Effective cost-benefit analysis is crucial in determining the best approach for meeting environmental regulatory requirements, deciding which technologies can achieve compliance and other goals most cost effectively, and deciding when to make environmental investments. NERA experts have extensive experience in performing cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses for a wide range of industries and in areas ranging from air quality to hazardous waste.
 
NERA also assists companies in complying with air emissions, water quality, New Source Review, and numerous other environmental regulations. Our experts conduct analyses to determine what actions and levels of investment are necessary to achieve compliance, advise on how quickly compliance activities need to be undertaken, and provide guidance on ambiguous regulatory requirements. Our analyses help guide company decision-making and are important as a defense in potential regulatory enforcement actions or litigation.
 
Finally, with extensive experience in risk analysis and risk management techniques, NERA experts are well versed in modeling, analyzing, and communicating the effects of environmental risk. We typically aggregate these risks across multiple risk factors and business units, taking into account correlations and diversification effects to measure their combined effect on performance measures such as earnings-at-risk or cash-flow-at-risk. We can also assist clients in measuring individual risk exposures on a consistent basis. Once risk has been properly assessed and measured, our experts assist our clients in institutionalizing these methods as well as assist in bringing other best practice approaches to their daily operations.

Name Title Location Phone Email
Sandra Ringelstetter Ennis Chief Operating Officer
Managing Director
Chicago +1 312 573 2823 sandra.ringelstetter@nera.com
Lucy P. Allen Managing Director New York City +1 212 345 5913 lucy.allen@nera.com
Dr. Alan Cox Managing Director
Chair of NERA's Intellectual Property Practice
San Francisco
Toronto
+1 415 291 1009
+1 415 291 1009
+1 416 868 7314
alan.cox@nera.com
Dr. David Harrison Jr. Managing Director
Co-Chair, Environment Practice
Boston +1 617 927 4512 david.harrison@nera.com
James Mellsop Managing Director Auckland
Wellington
Sydney
+64 9 928 3290
+64 4 819 2550
+61 2 8864 6536
james.mellsop@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
Dr. Paul Bernstein Associate Director Washington, DC +1 202 466 9216 paul.bernstein@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
Dr. Sugandha D. Tuladhar Associate Director Washington, DC +1 202 466 9206 sugandha.tuladhar@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
Dr. Elizabeth M. Bailey Affiliated Academic San Francisco +1 415 291 1000 elizabeth.bailey_affiliate@nera.com
Dr. William Baker Affiliated Consultant London +44 20 7659 8520 bill.baker.affiliate@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
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Economic Implications of Recent and Anticipated EPA Regulations Affecting the Electri... Report By Dr. David Harrison, Dr. Anne E. Smith, Scott Bloomberg, Andrew Locke, Meredith McPhail, Reshma Patel, Dr. Sugandha Tuladhar, et al.
Understanding the Balancing Challenge Report By Sean Gammons and Richard Druce with Goran Strbac, Marko Aunedi, Danny Pudjianto, and Predrag Djapic of Imperial College London
NERA Testimony on The American Energy Initiative -- A Focus on EPA's New Proposal to ... Testimony By Dr. Anne E. Smith
Analyzing the Changing US Carbon Policy Landscape Working Paper By Dr. Sugandha D. Tuladhar, Scott Bloomberg, et al.
An Economic Impact Analysis of EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Rule Working Paper By Dr. Anne E. Smith, Dr. Paul Bernstein, Scott Bloomberg, Dr. Sugandha Tuladhar, et al.
The Demand for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Investments: An Investors' Marginal... Report By Daniel Radov, Per Klevnas, Martina Lindovska, and Adil Hanif with Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Global Carbon