Energy and carbon advisory services
In order to deliver high value insight to our clients year on year, Verco combines three critical competencies:
A commercial approach: For business to make low carbon investments, there almost always has to be a profit motive. Almost always a short term profit motive, with investment paybacks of less than five years.
Policy development: The best way to really understand the potential impact of a policy is to contribute to its development. Policy makers balance the cost of intervention with the beneficial outcomes the policy is targetting. They need to understand how the private sector makes investment decisions in order to design effective policies.
Technical know-how: of building performance, industrial and manufacturing processes, renewable energy technology. With a deep technical understanding of the investment opportunities and sustainability solutions, Verco can provide advice that our clients have confidence in.
We understand this interconnection because we work on both policy development and private sector responses. The international policy development and strategy experience is also valuable in this work. The UK has been at the forefront of low carbon development and lessons (good and bad) are valuable across the world.
Verco has worked on several leading assignments in this area, including with SABMiller, DECC, and DFID/FCO in India, China South Africa and Brazil. Examples of our work are shown below. For more information, please contact Keith Regan or Chris Crookall-Fallon
We investigated the potential for whole house low carbon refurbishment to deliver 80% carbon reductions in existing homes. The work involves identifying the whole package of carbon reduction measures that are required, the cost per house of installing all these measures, the key barriers to a whole house approach and the main policy instruments for delivery. Our research fed into the UK Government’s ‘Heat and Energy Saving Strategy’.
We helped establish the Existing Homes Alliance, which sets out the action required from businesses, housing and environmental organisations and government to put the UK housing stock on the road to deep cuts in carbon emissions and energy bills.
Camco Advisory Services Ltd (CAS) worked with Royal Mail Group on a number of aspects of their Group Carbon Management Programme, ranging from technical work developing carbon-related performance indicators and a carbon calculator for transport, through to more strategic advice on carbon management goals, alternate vehicles and assessing potential for building-integrated renewables.
Camco Advisory Services Ltd (CAS) was commissioned by the Greater London Authority, on behalf of the London Energy Partnership, to define and develop the concept of ‘Energy Action Areas’ for London. These were then translated into a workable programme of action to deliver results on the ground. We proposed that a series of pilot Energy Action Areas should be centered on large scale regeneration projects where there was momentum building upon and large scale energy infrastructure being established.
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