Guest Commentary: Sarah Brown

Sarah joined Ember (an independent climate and energy think tank) in October 2020 as Senior Electricity Transition Analyst, leading the research and analysis on the transition to renewable energy in Europe. She has 14 years’ experience of energy trading across European, Australian and UK markets.

Immediately prior to joining Ember, she was Head of Research and Intelligence at a global non-profit organisation where she was responsible for the development and implementation of their data-driven strategy to prevent human trafficking.

IEEFA/EMBER: Energy giants demand billions from Dutch taxpayers for stranded coal assets

New research undermines compensation claims for coal phaseout

Coal assets held by RWE and Uniper in the Netherlands are already economically unviable and have largely been written-down, according to a new analysis by IEEFA and Ember (an independent energy and climate think tank), in collaboration with Dutch knowledge centre SOMO. Market forces, not Dutch legislation, are causing the demise of these coal-fired power […]