Noel Melton, Partner

Noel has over a decade of experience in the field of energy-economic modeling and policy analysis. As a specialized consultant and published researcher, a key focus of his work is helping others understand the environmental and economic impacts of climate change mitigation policies. With clients including all levels of government, as well as non-governmental organizations and utilities, Noel’s work extends into numerous channels of policy making.

Prior to joining Navius, Noel worked as a consultant at MK Jaccard & Associates and an analyst with the federal government of Canada. Noel holds a Master of Resource Management from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Calgary.

Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Noel lived in remote places such as Darwin and Yellowknife before settling down in Vancouver, which he now calls home. As a licensed commercial pilot, Noel enjoys spending time in the sky.

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Recent Work

Journal Article: Moving beyond alternative fuel hype to decarbonize transportation

Melton, N., J. Axsen & D. Sperling


This study, published as the feature article in the March 2016 issue of Nature Energy, looks unsparingly at the history of hype around alternative fuel vehicles and what policies and innovations are needed to move from current shortfalls to widespread commercialization of low-carbon vehicles.

Our Team

Jotham Peters
Jotham PetersSenior Partner
Managing partner and primary model developer at Navius, with experience advising governments and organizations about energy and climate policy since 2006.
Michael Wolinetz
Michael WolinetzPartner
Lead techno-economic modeller for Navius Research since 2008, responsible for designing and executing energy and climate policy forecasting analyses using several quantitative models.
Noel Melton
Noel MeltonPartner
Consultant and published researcher providing insights to governments and other clients about the impact of energy and climate policies since 2008.
Brianne Riehl
Brianne RiehlCommunications Manager
Climate and energy policy researcher and advisor since 2015, responsible for translating Navius’ complex modeling results into real-world insights.
Brett Zuehlke
Brett ZuehlkeSystems Manager
Brett comes to Navius with a background in environmental sciences and a diverse set of skills including statistical modelling and spatial analysis.
Mikela Hein
Mikela HeinSenior Analyst
Mikela joins Navius after the completion of her Masters Degree. Having spent the last few years studying Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, she is excited to continue her work in the field of climate policy and energy-economy modeling.
Franziska Förg
Franziska FörgAnalyst
Franziska joins Navius with a diverse background in energy-economy modeling, policy analysis, earth system studies, and spatial research methods.
Aurora Marstokk
Aurora MarstokkAnalyst
Aurora has a background in environmental economics, climate change, environmental policy, spatial analysis, and econometrics. She also has experience as a research assistant at the University of British Columbia.
Carlie Owen
Carlie OwenAnalyst
Carlie joins Navius with a background in engineering with a focus on power generation, and a passion for sustainability. She aims to bring a systematic approach to informing climate and energy policy.

Sam Harrison
Sam HarrisonAnalyst
With a background in energy systems engineering and economics, Sam has worked for governments, utilities, and NGOs on climate and energy policy since 2015.

Kjartan Jaccard
Kjartan JaccardAnalyst
Kjartan joins Navius with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Simon Fraser University. He applies a diverse knowledge of mathematical structures and rigorous understanding of approximation algorithms to the modelling process.

Andrea Craig
Andrea CraigExecutive Assistant / Office Manager
Andrea joins Navius with 13 years of administrative experience in the legal industry. She assists in the development and implementation of firm policies and procedures, manages the administration of HR policies, programs and practices within the firm, provides executive support to the Partners, and oversees the day-to-day functions of the firm.