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15/12/2016 - Evaluation of Fiscal Measures in the National Policies and Methodologies to Implement Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive

Europe Economics was commissioned to provide technical assistance in the development of the methodology for the evaluation of fiscal measures to implement Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive. This involves assessment of different fiscal policies used in a selection of Member States including the use of price elasticity data and additionality assumptions in arriving at claimed energy efficiency benefits.

28/06/2016 - Briefing note: The beginning of the end for RPI indexation of price controls?

Stephen Topping, a Managing Consultant at Europe Economics, has written a briefing note on the regulatory precedent set by Ofwat’s decision to move from RPI to CPI indexation at PR19.   Ofwat’s decision to begin a transition to either CPI or CPIH indexation from 1 April 2020 increases the likelihood that other regulators will follow suit in future price reviews.

10/03/2015 - The Economic Benefit of Woodlands - A report for the Woodland Trust

Europe Economics has written a report for the Woodland Trust to review and synthesise the available evidence for the economic benefits created by woodlands.

20/10/2010 - Future Price Limits - Risks and Incentives: Options Appraisal

A Report by Europe Economics on Future Price Limits – Risk and Incentives: Options Appraisal has been published by Ofwat and is now available.  The report reviews principles and practice in setting incentives and managing risk and looks at how regulation might develop in the water sector as this market is opened to competition. Please note the report may take a few seconds to download.  

24/11/2009 - Zero Carbon for New Non-Domestic Buildings: Impact Assessment

On 24 November 2009 the Department of Communities and Local Government published a Consultation on Policy Options for Zero Carbon in Non-Domestic Buildings. The full Impact Assessment for these options was carried out by Europe Economics. The cost benefit analysis includes an assessment of the benefits from reductions in CO2 emissions.  

31/05/2009 - Impact Assessment of Proposed Changes to Part L of the Building Regulations

The Europe Economics Impact Assessment of changes to energy efficiency standards for new buildings and some existing buildings has been published by the Department for Communities and Local Government as part of a Consultation. This includes detailed modelling of the impact of different approaches to cutting CO2 emissions from buildings, and the costs and benefits of the changes.