Richard Howard

Director of Development & Head of Environment & Energy


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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.

Richard Howard

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The case for tackling London’s air pollution crisis

The case for tackling London’s air pollution crisis

Yesterday we released a new report, Up In the Air, on London’s air pollution crisis. The report highlighted the scale of the challenge in cleaning up London’s air. This blog summarises the case for tackling air pollution in the Capital, on legal, moral, health and...
What exactly is ‘subsidy free’ onshore wind?

What exactly is ‘subsidy free’ onshore wind?

We recently published a new report, Powering Up, focusing on the future of onshore wind policy in the UK. The report set out the case for a continued role for onshore wind, albeit in a form where subsidies are progressively removed, communities have more of a say, and...
The truth about energy bills?

The truth about energy bills?

Returning to my desk this morning after a long weekend away, I thought I would run through some of the commentary on the report we published last week on energy bills. In the main, we have had lots of positive feedback from a wide range of commentators. However, there...
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