WHO WE AREEmber is an independent climate think-tank focused on accelerating the global electricity transition
To accelerate the global electricity transition from coal to clean.
Theory of change
Data into action: we gather, curate and analyse data on the global coal to clean transition, with a focus on the power sector.
We use our data and analysis to:
Support high impact, politically viable policies that accelerate the coal phase-out.
Empower campaign organisations.
Shape the global narrative on coal.
Chief Operating Officer
Head of Communications
Junior Energy & Climate Data Analyst
Energy & Climate Data Analyst
Junior Research Analyst
Senior Energy & Policy Analyst
Electricity Tracking Analyst
Baroness Bryony Worthington is our founder. She is a key architect of the UK’s Climate Change Act. Recent roles have included Executive Director at the Environmental Defense Fund Europe.
Harry is Chair of the Board. An energy industry professional for over 30 years with BP, Shell and EY. Also Strategic Advisor on energy issues with CarbonTracker Initiative.
Ember’s roots go back to 2008, when Baroness Bryony Worthington saw the desperate need to shine a light on the malfunctioning EU carbon market.
Founded as Sandbag Climate Campaign, we enabled the public to buy and remove the surplus carbon allowances from the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Recognising the systemic problems with the carbon market, we quickly transitioned into data-driven policy advocacy, aiming to win reform of this crucial climate policy.
Previous campaign successes
EU ETS Phase 4 reform: The key green voice in the debate which implemented the MSR and took the EU carbon price from €2 to €30.
- removing hundreds of millions of ‘unused allowances’ from the oversupplied EU ETS
- winning the introduction of the Market Stability Reserve, to lock away surplus allowances
- helping to secure a ban on polluting HFC offset credits
How we're funded
Ember is a not-for-profit think tank.
Our research and policy recommendations are entirely independent, based on the evidence as our expert team see it.
Most of our funding comes from philanthropic organisations, as well as a small percentage from generous private donations.
- The European Climate Foundation
- ThirtyPercy Foundation
- The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
- The Environmental Defense Fund Europe
- The Crowd
Creative Commons information
Ember content is released under a Creative Commons ShareAlike Attribution Licence (CC BY-SA 4.0)
This means you’re free to share and adapt our work – as long as you credit us, and release anything you create based on our data under a Creative Commons licence too.
Please let us know if you’re using our work: there might be a way for us to collaborate!
More data will often be available on request. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)