Tom Harrison

Junior 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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UK biomass emits more CO2 than coal

Analysis by Ember finds that burning wood is the electricity sector’s second largest CO2 emitter after fossil gas.

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Bioenergy
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Clean power by 2035 to meet climate targets says National Grid

Less than 1% unabated fossil fuels and at least 80% wind and solar in the power mix required to meet UK climate targets in National Grid’s new analysis.

  • Europe
  • G20
  • G7
  • United Kingdom
  • Fossil gas
  • Solar
  • Wind
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Gambling with Biomass: Reliance on BECCS undermines National Grid’s net-zero scenarios

National Grid models unlikely to deliver net-zero by 2050 through over-reliance on BECCS

  • Europe
  • G20
  • G7
  • United Kingdom
  • Bioenergy