Director of Development & Head of Environment & Energy
Richard Howard joined Policy Exchange in 2014 as Head of the Environment & Energy Unit. He has since produced a number of influential reports on topics including: energy policy and regulation, new energy technologies, fuel poverty, waste management, air quality, and industrial strategy. Richard has more than 10 years’ experience in energy and environmental policy, economics, and government affairs. His last role was as Chief Economist at The Crown Estate, and prior to that he worked as an economic consultant. He has a BSc in Economics from the University of Bristol and an MSc in Sustainability, Planning and Environmental Policy from Cardiff University, where he has been a visiting lecturer since 2009.
Related Posts & Publications
by Richard Howard | Jun 26, 2017Read Publication Read the Executive Summary Road transport plays a crucial role in society – enabling people and goods to move around the country, and thereby sustaining economic growth. However, road transport also gives rise to significant negative externalities: it...
by Richard Howard | Mar 1, 2017Read Publication Download Executive Summary Following proposed EU waste policies would cost British businesses and households an additional £2 billion. The UK should generate more energy from its waste: last year we spent £280 million exporting our waste overseas,...
by Richard Howard | Dec 7, 2016Read Publication Under Theresa May’s leadership, the Government has signalled an intention to develop a new Industrial Strategy – but there has been much less clarity about what this should mean in practice. Today, too many people worry that globalisation and the...
by Richard Howard | Nov 18, 2016Read Publication Reforming the UK carbon price could save consumers £12.5 billion by 2030 A new report by leading think tank Policy Exchange urges the Government to provide clarity about the future of the Carbon Price Support in the forthcoming Autumn Statement. The...
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RT @David_Goodhart Thoughts on the longstanding educational failure of poor whites prompted by Robert Halfon's @halfon4harlowMP Education committee report. A badly edited/hyped-up version appeared in today's @Telegraph (though the online version has now been corrected). policyexchange.org.u…
RT @bswud The Government actually has some clever win-win ideas that I expect to see in its Planning Bill out later this year. If it focuses on the best bits, it can win back seats like Chesham & Amersham. policyexchange.org.u…
📺 In Parliament this week, Shadow Minister @KerryMP asks about @Policy_Exchange recommendations for a California-style Zero Emission Vehicle mandate. Minister @redditchrachel says it is under discussion inside Government. You can also read the full report & summary here 👇
2/2 Following our recent webinar w/ hospital staff which explored how their insights could transform hospitals, panellists @Emmaboxer4, Dr Mark Butler, Anne Lumb & @kendal_moran have co-authored a piece in @bmj_latest making the case for crowdsourcing. blogs.bmj.com/bmj/20…
1/2 Just 2⃣4⃣ hours to go until the deadline for first round entries to the 2021 Wolfson Economics Prize. policyexchange.org.u…