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 | Apr 3, 2013Last week Ofgem issued a statutory consultation on its final proposals for energy retail market reform. Formally a decision on whether to implement reforms will be taken in May, following consultation. But given the joint press release from the ‘independent’...
by Simon Less | Oct 16, 2012Can we have low carbon and lower bills? It could be possible. While many low carbon technologies are currently expensive, the future is unknown. New discoveries and innovations will happen and are not predictable. Some low carbon technologies could become very...
by Simon Less | Oct 8, 2012This week the saga of the West Coast Mainline franchise descended into farce, as the Government admitted serious errors in assessment of bids, cancelled the current tendering process and will need to pay bidders millions in compensation. But the resulting delay to...
by Simon Less | Aug 13, 2012There is currently much public debate about whether the domestic energy market is working, whether big energy companies are treating customers and small suppliers unfairly, and about energy companies’ profits. Ofgem has proposed, under its Retail Market Review,...
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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=…
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