WHO WE ARE

Ember is an independent climate and energy think tank focused on accelerating the global electricity transition from coal to clean

Ember’s objective is to accelerate the global electricity transition from coal to clean

What we do

Data into action: we gather, curate and analyse data on the global power sector and its impact on the climate.

We use our data and analysis to:

Support high impact policies

Empower campaign organisations

Shape the global narrative

Global Electricity Review – 6-month update

Global power sector emissions soar in the first half of 2021, even compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Emissions down as EU electricity comes back cleaner

Demand is back to pre-pandemic levels but fossil fuels are not, shows Ember’s latest report.

Global Electricity Review

Tracking the global transition to fossil-free electricity

Peaking Coal?

India’s coal power may have already peaked, if it seizes the opportunity.

EU Power Sector 2020

January 2021. Renewables overtook fossil fuels to become the EU’s main source of electricity for the first time in 2020.

Why coal to clean?

 

Coal power must urgently be stopped to keep global heating below 1.5C and avoid the worst effects of climate change. A rapid transition to fossil-free electricity will power future prosperity for all.

Our people and values

 

We bring together a team of experts from around the world who understand the power grid, are passionate about evidence-led policy change and are committed to tackling the climate crisis.

ember team members

We’re impact-driven

We’re evidence based

We empower others

Our history

 

We were founded in 2008 as Sandbag to reform the EU carbon market. In 2020 we re-branded as Ember, marking our new global reach and our laser focus on accelerating the electricity transition from coal to clean.

ember team members

Our funders

 

Ember is an independent, not-for-profit think tank.

We gratefully acknowledge the philanthropic organisations that have funded us.

Ember is 1 of 8 climate charities selected to receive donations from The Crowd

 

The European Climate Foundation

ClimateKIC

The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

WWF UK

ThirtyPercy Foundation

The Environmental Defense Fund Europe

Quadrature Climate Foundation

The Crowd