Services

 Delivering competitive advantage

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Economic Impact Assessment

Businesses create jobs, generate wealth and contribute to sustainable communities. Performing an Economic Impact Assessment allows these positive impacts on the local and national economy to be recognised, as well as supporting the business case for new investment.

Ricardo Energy & Environment’s team of economists has extensive experience in quantifying the economic impacts of projects, strategies and initiatives across a range of sectors. Coupled with our detailed understanding of the technologies, sectors and industries concerned, we are well-placed to demonstrate the economic benefits of green business.

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Market assessment

The transition to a green economy will bring about significant changes across almost all business activities, creating opportunities for new products and services as well as changing the nature of current markets.

Ricardo Energy & Environment is uniquely placed to identify the changes in these markets through our understanding of the environmental policies which shape them, the sectors that will be affected, and the business opportunities and technological solutions which will be stimulated.

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Technical and Commercial Due Diligence

Ricardo Energy & Environment provides due diligence services to investors and decision makers, delivering market, technical and commercial insights.

Our work supports loan offers, investment choices and grant awards. We provide insight and analysis and present complex issues, enabling our clients to make clear, informed choices.

We have decades of experience of overseeing the implementation of renewable energy and energy from waste schemes. We use tried and tested knowledge and proven methodologies for the benefit of our clients.

 Managing reputation & risk

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Air Quality Impact Assessment, Measurement and Modelling

With a dedicated team of over 100 consultants specialising in air quality, Ricardo Energy & Environment provides a unique resource to address all air quality permitting and compliance issues.

From emissions monitoring and ambient air quality surveys to dispersion modelling, we have the expertise to provide specialist air quality support to businesses of all sizes.

Our services include assisting with securing planning permission, obtaining operating permits and delivering against legal and environmental obligations.

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Expert Witness Services

Expert witnesses are no longer confined to the judicial courts or witness box.

Ricardo Energy & Environment’s expert environmental witnesses work with clients’ legal and communications teams, in public and behind the scenes, to deliver robust, evidence based opinion.

We provide expert witnesses in a number of settings including stakeholder engagement events and programmes, exhibitions, public scrutiny, consultation exercises and public meetings, as well as public inquiries and legal proceedings.

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Health risk assessment

Robust assessment of risks to health is the first step in managing risks associated with developments such as shale gas exploratory drilling, waste treatment plants, or clean-up and redevelopment of contaminated land.

Such assessment is vital in understanding the local context and ensuring that robust data on complex health topics is readily accessible to decision-makers.

Ricardo Energy & Environment provides expertise in qualitative and quantitative assessment of environmental health risks, presenting and discussing the issues with both specialists and non-specialists.