Laurence has broad experience across the energy and waste sectors, with much of his work focusing on the design and evaluation of policy programmes.
He is a skilled modeller, experienced in the use of Life Cycle Analysis in environmental modelling and economic assessment in Cost Benefit Analysis, having applied these skills to a number of technical and politically prominent European projects.
Laurence has been involved in a number of high profile projects for the European Commission, focusing on the direction of future waste and fiscal policy. He helped to develop a model to review the targets contained within in the Waste Framework Directive, the Landfill Directive and the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.
Laurence also provided research and modelling support to two studies of the scope for environmental fiscal reform in Europe. These projects provided Member States with structured recommendations on how additional revenue could be raised from environmental taxes, which could either be used to enhance their fiscal position or to reduce labour taxes.
Laurence has been involved in many of Eunomia’s energy-focused projects. Most recently, this has included an assessment of the potential for the inclusion of bioliquids under the scope of the Renewable Heat Incentive for the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Laurence also managed a project, commissioned by Zero Waste Scotland, to identify the macro-level impacts of efficiency improvements in energy intensive Scottish industry.
Laurence joined Eunomia in 2013 after completing a master’s degree in Geology at the University of Bristol, for which he received first-class honours.