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 has a broad view of UK and EU-wide packaging data and the economic and policy drivers of packaging waste management, such as Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) schemes.
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 is one of Eunomia’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) specialists, with involvement in impact assessments of proposed systems in a range of European countries and North American states. He now acts in a technical lead capacity on DRS projects, and leads on the ongoing development of the modelling methodology and quality assurance.
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.