Head of Environment & Energy, 2010-2012
Simon Less is now a director of Lucerna Partners, a regulatory policy consultancy that he co-founded. He is also an associate and advisor to the Regulatory Policy Institute.Simon led the Policy Exchange Environment and Energy Unit for two years 2010-2012; and was a senior visiting fellow in Regulatory Policy for a further two years 2012-2014.Prior to joining Policy Exchange, Simon was a senior civil servant in the Treasury and Ofwat.Simon holds a PhD in chemistry from Cambridge University and an MBA from Imperial College Business School.Authored Publications
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by Simon Less | Jul 4, 2011Read Publication The costs of addressing the problem of damaging over-abstraction under current arrangements are estimated to be huge, and it could take decades or even centuries to achieve sustainable abstraction at the current rate of progress. The absence of an...
by Simon Less | May 5, 2011Read Publication 2020 Hindsight examines 16 different plans for achieving the UK target of an 80% cut in carbon emissions by 2050. None of the models showed that the UK’s commitment to producing 35% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 was needed to reach...
by Simon Less | Dec 14, 2010Read Publication Britain’s electricity market is being hamstrung by too much regulation and uncertainty, according to a new study from Policy Exchange. The research finds that costs are being piled on consumers, with generators waiting for government to centrally...
by Simon Less | Nov 19, 2010Read Publication How valid are UK and EU claims to be leading the world in decarbonising their economies? Much of this answer depends upon how you allocate responsibility for carbon emissions between countries. Under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change,...
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Don't miss our last event of Labour Party Conference 2021. The book launch of ‘Broken Heartlands: A Journey Through Labour’s Lost England’, @SebastianEPayne in-conversation with @lisanandy. 18.00 in the Cambridge Room & live on our online platforms. youtube.com/watch?v=…
RT @Robert_WH_Ede Really fun chairing this event earlier. I asked each of the speakers to name one thing that would make the biggest difference. Their shopping list: 1️⃣ Better trust and transparency in data 2️⃣ Genuine service integration 3️⃣ Empowerment locally 4️⃣ A solution for the workforce twitter.com/policy_e…