Simon Less

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

Simon Less

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Green Bills: An analysis of the projected levy in energy bills

Green Bills: An analysis of the projected levy in energy bills

Read Publication Green Bills reveals how the total levy in energy – effectively tax to pay for climate and renewable energy policies – is set to soar by 2020. Figures reveal that by 2020, the cost of policies like the Renewables Obligation and Feed-in Tariffs – which...
Greener, Cheaper

Greener, Cheaper

Read 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...
Cold Comfort – Fuel Poverty and the Winter Fuel Payment

Cold Comfort – Fuel Poverty and the Winter Fuel Payment

Read 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...
The false lure of renationalisation

The false lure of renationalisation

In 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...