Climate Energy & Natural Resources


Energy economics and climate policies play a pivotal role in shaping national economies, affecting aspects such as industrial competitiveness and the transition to sustainable energy sources. With business models changing quickly in the context of the transition towards a low-emission economy, our clients are making important choices on the future of their business under increasing levels of uncertainty 

CE stands at the forefront of energy economics and climate policy design and our Climate Energy and Natural Resources Team offers a comprehensive suite of services tailored to guide clients through the green transition. This ranges from assessing transition risks and the impact of different policy designs on business models or the overall economy to advising on utility sector regulation. 

We help clients move from guesswork to informed decisions by formulating actionable plans and providing strategic guidance on green transition strategies.  

This includes reducing carbon emissions and transitioning towards renewable energy sources that are both cost-effective and based on data and tailored scenario analyses.  

Our team consists of expert economists who have the knowledge and skills to provide in-depth analyses of the complexities of energy markets and policy changes. We utilise effective communication skills and sophisticated economic tools to offer high-quality services, enabling clients to make wise decisions in a fast-changing energy landscape. 

With a wealth of experience across different fields, we use climate economic modelling, forecasting and scenario analyses, the assessment of green business models, and energy market and policy design. We employ cutting-edge modelling techniques to evaluate the impact of policy interventions and assess the economic viability of renewable energy projects. Intersect, our in-house, global, economic, general equilibrium model, provides a powerful platform for conducting detailed scenario analyses and informing strategic decision-making processes. 

Copenhagen Economics has proven a trusted partner in navigating the complexities of energy economics and climate policy design for more than two decades. Whether you are seeking to optimise your green transition strategy or design policies to promote sustainable energy development, we have the expertise and resources to help you achieve your objectives efficiently and effectively. 

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With extensive work experience in every part of the energy sector, our team of experts offers commercial advice across the energy value chain. We specialise in strategy, valuation and commercial support incl. regulatory and commercial due diligence support, business case modelling, and market forecasts. 

Our dedicated team has extensive experience in climate policy and regulatory design and conducts economic impact assessments of such policies at the macro and micro level. We help public clients develop efficient socio-economic climate policy structures and private clients in navigating, investing, and operating under current and upcoming climate policy frameworks. This includes advising on how carbon pricing can affect business models and offering support on how to secure targeted public support schemes for investments in new, lowemission technologies.  

We provide guidance on the economics of energy markets and how they are affected by the growing presence of variable energy sources and new technologies (hydrogen, PtX, Carbon Management networks etc. 

In close collaboration with our Tender & Auction support team, we advise regulators and companies on how to design and participate in competitive bidding processes, such as tenders and auctions. For regulators, our support is focused on ensuring that the process achieves its policy objectives, like low-cost implementation or industrial competitiveness. For companies, our support is focused on helping to design an effective bidding strategy depending on business case dynamics and the competitive landscape.  

We provide guidance on how to regulate utilities and how to operate businesses that are affected by specific sector regulation.  

We perform tailored and detailed scenario modelling and forecasts using Intersect, our in-house global economic, general equilibrium model and other state-of-the-art economic tools.  

Copenhagen Economics showed a high level of understanding for our problems in an adaptive political context. Their work added significant value to us
Frans Clemmesen, Cheføkonom - BL Danmarks Almene Boliger
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