Energy and climate economics
Energy and climate economic analyses help decision makers to make better decisions.
The energy sector is undergoing rapid change and pressure to become more efficient and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. A number of difficult decisions must therefore be taken, which will require robust, fact-based documentation.
We help to obtain documentation on how the emission of greenhouse gases can be reduced in the cheapest way possible, where there is potential to improve effectiveness, and how regulation can be designed optimally.
Why choose Incentive?
That’s why we help the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, the Danish Ministry of Finance, the Danish Energy Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Danish Ministry of Transport, the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority, Ørsted, utility companies and many others.
Some of the things we help our clients with
Analyses of climate initiatives
We calculate the shadow price that expresses the cost of any given initiative through a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of one tonne of CO2. By comparing shadow prices for a range of measures, it is possible to find the most cost-effective approach to meeting Denmark’s international climate obligations and national objectives.
Analyses of new regulations
We illustrate the costs and benefits prior to political decisions being made to change the regulations in any given sector. Among other things, we highlight the effects of deregulation, competition, subsidy changes, etc.
Potential areas for improving effectiveness
We highlight potential areas for improved effectiveness within the given structures in a sector and the consequenses of altering these structures. We also highlight, potential that can be realised through lower running costs, optimising capital costs, economies of scale, increasing competition, changes in incentives and regulations.
Business cases/investment analyses
We assist our clients in assessing their total economy before they make large investments or implement market initiatives.
WE AVOID CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
We work for public authorities, private companies and interest groups. Some of these are competitors or have other types of conflicting interests.
For this reason, we only work for one client at a time within a specific field. We consider a project completed when the client has received and approved the final reporting and we have sent the last invoice. As soon as a project is completed, we can work for another authority/company/organisation in that field.
In certain subject areas, we have entered into a framework contract with an exclusive agreement. This means that in these fields, we do not work for anyone else.
In certain cases, when there is no risk of conflicting interests, we can – in full transparency – work for several clients simultaneously within the same field.
Examples of our work
Contact a consultant
We are always happy to have a non-committal chat, so please do not hesitate to contact us. We can set up a meeting at your office or online, or you can visit us in Holte or Odense.