Tom Harrison

Electricity Transition Analyst

In addition to working on a range of topics related to the European power transition, Tom also leads the team’s work on the role of biomass in the power sector and has helped develop Ember into a trusted and sought-after source of information on the risks and merits of burning biomass.

Tom has a background in the biological sciences and environmental economics and policy. His goal in life is to own a carbon-neutral electric airplane and fly somewhere warmer than London.

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Biomass plant is UK’s top emitter

Drax tops the list as the UK’s single largest CO2 emitter, despite generating only a small share of power.

  • United Kingdom
  • Bioenergy
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Higher solar ambition can lower bioenergy in REPowerEU

Meeting REPowerEU’s energy targets is possible without increasing the use of bioenergy.

  • European Union
  • Bioenergy
  • Solar
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Net Zero Review Response

Ember research shows the UK now has the opportunity to have entirely reshaped its energy system to achieve clean power by 2030.

  • United Kingdom
  • Wind