Richard Black

Senior Policy Advisor

Richard is a Senior Policy Advisor to Ember, aiming to help the team maximise its impact.

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, is an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London, and works on a number of research, advocacy and writing projects with various organisations in the energy and environment fields.

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.