Global Energy Monitor

Climate research

Global Energy Monitor’s data is used by climate researchers at numerous institutions, including Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Ecofys, Pembina Institute, Mercator Research Institute, Climate Action Tracker, Greenpeace, the Lancet, OECD Environment Directorate, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Nanjing Univeristy, Imperial College London, Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and International Center for Climate Governance.

Fossil fuel subsidies, finance, and divestments

GEM’s data has provide the basis for studies and campaigns by Urgewald (Global Coal Exit List, Global Oil and Gas Exit List), BankTrack, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, E3G, Natural Resources Defense Council, Overseas Development Institute, Market Forces, CEE Bankwatch, World Wildlife Federation, BankTrack, KikoNet, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, and JACSES.

Energy transition and investment, and fossil phase-out

Among the groups using GEM’s data for research and advocacy on energy investments and transition are UAB Barcelona, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change Berlin, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Technische Universität Berlin, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, German Institute for Economic Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the International Energy Agency, Carbon Tracker Initiative, sPower, North China Electric Power University, China Dialog, C40 Cities, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University), UC San Diego, Carbon Tracker Institute, DIW Berlin, Helmut-Schmidt University, Carbon Delta, University of Zurich, Climate Analytics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, United Nations Environment Programme, E3G, Oxfam, Climate Transparency, and OECD Environment Directorate.

National energy studies

GEM’s data sets have been used for numerous country-level energy studies, especially for China and India. Among the institutions using the data for such studies are TransitionZero, Boston University Global Development Policy Center, Energy Innovation, Zhengzhou University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, UC Berkeley Project SWITCH, University of Newcastle, International Monetary Fund, East Asia Foundation, Stockholm Environment Institute, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability, World Resources Institute, University of Colorado, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, SkyFuel, University of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics, Center for American Progress, Harvard Kennedy School, Smith School (University of Oxford), China Carbon Forum, Carbon Tracker Initiative, Environmental Change Institute (University of Oxford), Greenpeace East Asia, Global Environment Institute, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, European Commission Join Research Center, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan), Kyoto University, Indian Institute of Management, Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy, Hertie School of Governance, IEEFA, Greenpeace India, Ashoka Trust, Khulna University, University of Graz, Asian Institute of Technology, and School of Environment and Energy (Peking University).

Air and water impacts

Users of GEM’s data for air and water pollution studies include Department of Advanced Technology Fusion (Konkuk University), Korea Environment Institute, BU Global Development Policy Center, IEEFA, Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment (MIT), Global Water Forum, Climate Compatible Growth, Climate Analytics, Columbia University, College of William & Mary, University of Houston, University of Virginia, Greenpeace, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, CREA, Joint Research Center for the European Commission, New Climate Institute, American Chemical Society, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Xinjiang Key Laboratory for Environmental Pollution Monitoring and Risk Warning, Penn State University, Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Harvard University Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling Group, Tsinghua University, Central University Bogotá, Berkeley Earth, International Energy Agency, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, ESCP Business School, Duke University Global Energy Access Network, Louisiana State University, and Environmental Change Institute (Oxford University).

Media reporting and mapping

Global Energy Monitor’s staff provides data, analysis, and mapping information to reporters and infographics specialists from media institutions including Bloomberg News, The Economist, The Guardian, Reuters, New York Times, Caixin, Associated Press, Agence France Presse, BJX, Straits Times, Forbes, Mother Jones,, E&T Magazine, Asia Times, Nikkei Asian Review, Grist, BBC News, Vox, Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald, Carbon Brief, CleanTechnical, Yale Environment 360, Financial Times, Renew Economy, Australian Financial Review, National Geographic, Business Green, Wall Street Journal, Die Zeit, and numerous others.

Organizations That Use GEM’s Data

NGOs:, BankTrack, CAN Europe, E3G, Ecofys, Ember, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, ifo Schnelldienst, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Istanbul Policy Center, Mercator Research Center, NRDC, Oxfam, Pembina Institute, Rocky Mountain Institute, Urgewald, World Wildlife Federation.

Local and national activist groups: China Carbon Forum, chinadialogue, CleanED, Conservation Action Trust, Green ID, Kiko Network, Klima Allianz Deutschland, Les Amis de la Terre France, Pacific Environment, Sunrise Project, Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance.

National or international agencies: APEC Energy Working Group, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Energy Agency, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), U.S. Treasury Department, World Bank.

Academic institutions: Berlin University, Central University Bogotá, Duke University, Harvard University, Hertie School of Governance, Imperial College London, La Trobe University, Nanjing University, Princeton University, Tsinghua University, University of Colorado, UC Berkeley, University of Hamburg, University of Oxford, University of Wisconsin, University of Zurich.

Business information services and consultancies: Bloomberg Intelligence, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Bloomberg Terminals, Economist, Intelligence Unit, Energy & Resource Insights, Torvald Klaveness, UBS Evidence Lab.