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 | Jul 18, 2017UK energy policy is often framed as a trilemma of objectives – security of supply, affordability and sustainability. Improving energy efficiency within houses, businesses and the public sector presents a large and often overlooked opportunity to tackle all...
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...
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