Climate change & renewables markets
Irrespective of what governments decide to do on climate change, consumers and producers are responding by demanding lower emission services and this is leading to technological change that is rivalling conventional ways of producing energy and delivering energy services to consumers.
Key policy questions are how to ensure our energy systems can continue to provide reliable and secure services while remaining reasonably priced and where consumer choices are not being dictated.
Poorly designed and implemented policies can be expensive. They can leave the community unconvinced of the need or wisdom of acting to reduce emissions, and alienating stakeholders across vital sectors and regions of the economy.
Frontier Economics has an exceptional analytical and modelling capability that we bring to bear when designing, advising on, and costing schemes targeted at abating greenhouse gases, including renewable targets, energy efficiency schemes, cap-and-trade, emission intensity schemes and taxation policies.
See here for more detail on our climate change work.
At the forefront of climate change modelling
Frontier Economics led the response to concerns about greenhouse gas pollution with the development and implementation of the world’s first mandatory, broad-based emissions trading scheme in NSW in 2001-02. Since then, we’ve continued to be at the forefront of climate change modelling, from assessing the impact of greenhouse abatement schemes, to modelling of wholesale electricity and renewable certificate markets for wind farms, through to providing alternative modelling of government schemes.