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.


Recent Work

Research Brief: Potential of Small Modular Reactors in Hard-to-Decarbonize Industries

Noel Melton
Aurora Marstokk

April 2022

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are an emerging technology that have a variety of potential applications in Canada. To understand how SMRs could contribute to Canada’s decarbonization, Pollution Probe commissioned Navius to model the potential roles and impacts of this technology. This study focuses on their use in industry as a greenhouse gas emissions reduction solution.

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 RiehlManaging Director
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.
Rose Murphy
Rose MurphySenior Project Manager
Rose has been involved in sustainable energy research and consulting for more than twenty years. She specializes in developing and applying quantitative models to evaluate government policies for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

Franziska Förg
Franziska FörgProject Manager
Franziska joins Navius with a diverse background in energy-economy modeling, policy analysis, earth system studies, and spatial research methods.
Aurora Marstokk
Aurora MarstokkProject Manager
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.
Douglas Bryan
Douglas BryanProject Manager
Energy economist specializing in markets and regulation, with experience advising governments and regulators across Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Australia.

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

Yunguang Chen
Yunguang ChenAnalyst
Economist with expertise in energy-economy integrated assessment models, climate and energy policy analysis, and resilience planning against natural disasters.

Sam Pallas
Sam PallasAnalyst
Sam joins Navius from Auckland, New Zealand, bringing with him a diverse background of quantitative, analytical and modeling experience in both the private and public sectors. Sam has a conjoint Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Science, Economics and Finance from the University of Auckland. His Engineering studies focused on mathematical modeling, optimization and data science. 
Isaac Kwok Hei Yeung
Isaac Kwok Hei YeungAnalyst
Isaac is an engineering professional
in the energy sector. He holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Electrical Engineering with a focus on power system analysis, and a
minor in Sustaining Cities, Cultures, and the Earth from the University of Hong Kong.
Massimiliano Munn
Massimiliano MunnAnalyst
Massi comes to Navius with a background in economics and renewable energy project financing, with a set of skills ranging from applied econometrics to financial modeling.
Ian Sanderson
Ian SandersonAnalyst
Ian brings a range of experience to his role as a consultant, having worked in corporate banking, management consulting, and environmental economics. His academic and professional journey took him abroad to Oslo and London, where he worked in consulting and earned master’s degrees in Applied and Environmental Economics.
Renate Bluschke
Renate BluschkeAnalyst
Renate comes to Navius with a background in climate and energy policy, environmental economics, and energy-economy modeling. She holds a joint undergraduate degree in Business and Environment, a certificate in Sustainable Community Development from Simon Fraser University (SFU), and a masters in Resource Management in the Energy and Materials Research Group at SFU.
Lucas Mehling
Lucas MehlingAnalyst
Lucas is an economist with a focus on development and the environment. He joined Navius after completing a Bachelor of International Economics at the University of British Columbia (UBC).
Andrea Craig
Andrea CraigOffice Manager
Andrea has 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.