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 27, 2010Read Publication By Robert McIlveen, Dieter Helm. Edited by Simon Less. Taking carbon out of the economy will be difficult and expensive. Public support and economic viability are going to be crucial for decades if long-term success in the battle against climate...
by Simon Less | Mar 23, 2010Read Publication The government is failing on its Fuel Poverty target. The number of households spending more than 10% of income on energy has risen steadily since the launch of the Fuel Poverty strategy. The government’s own figures show that by 2007, the numbers of...
by Simon Less | Dec 2, 2013The benefits from vertical integration of the big energy companies has recently come under political scrutiny. This is an organisational structure that the market has delivered, and there are complex arguments about the costs and benefits of it. But in the water...
by Simon Less | Nov 4, 2013In 2007, Gordon Brown strained to avoid what he considered politically toxic: nationalising a private company (Northern Rock). Now in 2013, the Government runs RBS and the East Coast mainline franchise. Labour front-bencher, Maria Eagle, has argued for the...
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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…