Policies and regulations which address climate change need to be right and they must be based on insightful analysis and robust evidence.
We have an in-depth understanding of how policy impacts on our corporate clients and wider society and how energy and environmental costs should be reduced. We apply our technical expertise and collaborate with a range of partners to create, implement and evaluate policies.
We support policy by drawing on our experience with corporates and through both primary and secondary research, for example audits and surveys.
We advise governments on policy design. Working with partners, such as economists and social researchers, we use our technical knowledge to drive better policy on energy reduction. We are currently the technical lead for EU funded projects; ICP and ALDREN.
We have also been involved in many market-led initiatives to encourage a reduction in carbon use and have conducted international market research and developed new tools. We have also given support with market mobilisation and capacity building.
We provide programme management as well as technical delivery for major research and development initiatives.
We provide expert technical on-the-ground feedback and modelling support for the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of energy and carbon policies.
Verco presented valuable research based on surveys, models and engagement with sector associations. This increased DECC's understanding of how energy consumption can be reduced, supporting DECC's future policy planning to meet long term energy and carbon goals.
Verco lead a rapid assessment of the industrial energy efficiency evidence base for DECC. The comprehensive approach and insightful findings helped inform DECC’s industrial energy efficiency strategy, whilst highlighting the significant variation in the quality and coverage of data between sectors.
Verco provided support to the South African Government around energy efficiency and carbon policy. We introduced UK processes such as Climate Change Agreements and trading scheme structures. Proposed revenue recycling options were suggested to support industry, sector-based mitigation strategies provided and a carbon offset platform developed.
Head of Strategy and Research
We’ve been involved with sustainable energy policy projects at the highest international levels since the '90s and continue to help shape the structure of today’s international regulatory landscape.