Richard Black

Director of Policy and Strategy

Richard is Director of Policy and Strategy at Ember, working across the four policy teams.

Richard spent his early working life in journalism, as a science and environment correspondent for BBC World Service radio and then BBC News. Later he founded the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), a UK-based non-profit, and was its Director for seven years before stepping down and moving to Berlin. He remains a Senior Associate at ECIU and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London.

In 2018 he wrote ‘Denied: The Rise and Fall of Climate Contrarianism’, the only book about the UK’s climate contrarian elite, its influence and its retreat. Outside work he likes to make music, play and watch sports and read novels.

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Evolving energy, evolving Ember

Today Ember launches a new mission statement that reflects the evolving energy landscape.