The mission of Global Energy Monitor (GEM) is to develop and share information in support of the worldwide movement for clean energy.
Meeting an urgent need
In a world confronting climate change, data that informs strategies and solutions is more important than ever. Global Energy Monitor studies the evolving international energy landscape, creating databases, reports, and interactive tools that enhance understanding. Our work transforms complexity into clarity, enhancing the quality of public discourse on energy and the environment.
Levels of understanding
GEM is developing a comprehensive set of tools that allow users to zoom out for summaries and analysis at the regional or global scale, or zoom in for background and details on any element of the system — coal mine, nuclear power plant, wind farm, oil extraction field, fossil gas pipeline, or oil tanker.
Open, accessible data
GEM seeks to make reliable energy data available to the world. To achieve this, we operate on a principle of open access and collaboration. Our data tools are the products of global teamwork, with researchers, analysts, and volunteers from countries around the world each contributing their part. In turn, GEM makes these tools freely available to the world—granting unrestricted access to anyone with an internet connection. We believe that the data we gather should be accessible to everyone, as we believe that everyone is affected by the issues our work addresses.
Accountability and transparency
All data used in Global Energy Monitor’s work is attributed to an original source. These attributions enable users to identify where information is coming from, and to independently verify any information they may want to examine further. As our research efforts strive to follow the pace of global energy development, we remain committed to full accountability and transparency in our work.