Publications in: Energy

Green Home Finance: Expert Analysis from a Behavioural Perspective

Published: 1 March, 2024

Green home finance presents an opportunity to support the UK Government in achieving its Net Zero Ambitions. This study by London Economics and partners Basis Social, Cambridge University and University College London explores the appetite for GHF products amongst consumers, the barriers and enablers to GHF delivery, and how behavioural science can be used to […]

Understanding the Challenges Faced by Fuel Poor Households – May 2023

Published: 24 May, 2023

London Economics was commissioned by the Committee on Fuel Poverty – an advisory Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero –  to undertake research to better understand the issues faced by fuel poor households and options as to how these issues can be addressed. This study is an important […]

Understanding the Challenges Faced by Fuel Poor Households This Winter 2022 to 2023 – March 2023

Published: 17 March, 2023

London Economics are delighted to have been commissioned by the Committee on Fuel Poverty to undertake important research on fuel poverty. This research will help the Committee on Fuel Poverty – an advisory Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero – to better understand the issues faced by those […]

The Impact of UK Public Investments in UKAEA Fusion Research – December 2020

Published: 24 November, 2020

London Economics was commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to undertake an independent impact evaluation of nuclear fusion research at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. The study objective was to assess the costs and benefits of fusion research at Culham to date. Specifically, the study sought to: i) generate evidence […]

Pre-contractual Information in Retail Energy Markets – Experimental Consumer Research – October 2018

Published: 06 November, 2018

The European Commission commissioned LE Europe, Deloitte and Ipsos to study pre-contractual information in retail energy markets. The study used desk research, stakeholder consultations, a consumer survey and a behavioural experiment to understand consumers’ decision-making, attitudes and switching behaviour, and how to improve clarity and comparability in energy prices, consumption and contractual information. The study […]

Privatisation of Electricity Transmission and Distribution Companies in Sultanate of Oman – January 2018

Published: 20 January, 2018

London Economics has been appointed by NAMA as co-leader with Lazard Frères (Paris) for the privatisation of 5 electricity companies (4 distribution companies and 1 transmission company) of the Sultanate of Oman. LE is responsible for the preparation of the transaction structuring report which sets out the recommendations for the structure of the sale(s), undertaking […]

Study on the Functioning of the Retail Electricity Markets for Consumers in the EU – February 2017

Published: 06 February, 2017

The 2nd Electricity Market Study investigated electricity market functioning for consumers in the EU, Iceland and Norway. It assessed how market performance has developed since the 1st electricity market study conducted in 2010, and the extent to which consumers have the necessary tools to make rational and empowered choices. Its findings offer a clear insight […]

Stakeholder Engagement on Complex and Long-run Issues in the Energy and Water Sectors – November 2016

Published: 14 November, 2016

This paper for Sustainability First explores how different research approaches for engaging individual consumers can help uncover long-term public interest in complex areas. The paper covers both quantitative and qualitative methods, and includes behavioural experiments to test consumer responses to alternative interventions. The paper is of use to public interest advocates and energy and water […]

Commercial Heat Network Modelling – Presentation

Published: June, 2015

London Economics presented an overview of different financial and economic modelling assumptions for heat network (district heating) modelling in the UK. What impacts the financial viability of a district heating plant in the UK? How do the assumptions used by a purely private sector investor typically differ from the assumptions used by e.g. a local […]