About EfH

Energy for Humanity is a new voice for the environmental movement.

Our Team

EfH is co-founded by Pandora’s Promise director Robert Stone, environmental campaigner Kirsty Gogan and philanthropist Daniel Aegerter. Receiving no corporate backing, we are seeking to provide a resource hub for an emerging global network, and to continue the conversation that Pandora’s Promise started:

How do we continue to power modern civilization without destroying it?
Pandora’s Promise

About Energy for Humanity’s mission

Energy for Humanity is a global NGO with an ambitious agenda to broaden the climate and energy debate to include all low carbon technologies in our path to deep decarbonisation. We focus on two great challenges: firstly dramatically reducing carbon emissions; secondly meeting rising global energy demand, especially for billions of people who lack access to electricity. Both have one thing in common: the energy we use to power our world.

To meet these urgent challenges, we need a diverse range of clean energy options. Our goal is to mobilize and mainstream a new pragmatic and ambitious vision for energy, led by humanitarian and environmental values, working within a growing global movement. Through our series of events at the COP21 climate conference in Paris, including the world’s top climate scientists, reaching businesses, scientists, activists and delegates, achieving global media coverage, we helped increase public understanding of the need and means for global systems-wide deep decarbonisation.

Our Values

  • Global in scope.
  • Optimistic, pragmatic, & pro-technology.
  • Profoundly committed to improving quality of life for all people.
  • Not affiliated with any political party, industrial or corporate enterprise.

Annual Report: Year One

Here you can download and read our first Annual Report (May 2014 – June 2015)
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Our Team

Kirsty Gogan, Co-Founder, Executive Director, is an established expert in climate and energy communications with extensive experience as a senior advisor to UK Government, industry, academic networks and non-profit organizations. She created the Low Carbon Alliance between the nuclear and renewables industries, representing more than 1,000 businesses and welcomed by Greenpeace. Leading the Government’s public consultation into the UK’s new build program she addressed public concerns about nuclear power and engaged anti-nuclear campaigners in a constructive dialogue process with Government that continues to this day. As Deputy Head of Civil Nuclear Security, Kirsty reviewed the UK national communications response to Fukushima, made a number of recommendations, and implemented them. Kirsty created the first UK chapter of the global Women in Nuclear network, is a visiting researcher at Manchester University, and an independent advisor to Government. She is co-founder CEO of Energy for Humanity, a new NGO working to meet the goal of universal access to clean and cheap energy.

Daniel Aegerter, Co-Founder, is an investor and philanthropist. Daniel’s entrepreneurial spirit and ability to drive strategy to execution are the key drivers for his business success. Over the last decade at ARMADA, Daniel worked with many entrepreneurs to help them reach their goals and execute their business plans. He is a hands-on investor and both challenges and supports management to be their best. As a philanthropist, Daniel is committed to finding new ways to power modern civilisation without destroying it. He co-founded Energy for Humanity as a new voice for the pro-nuclear environmental movement. Daniel has been a member of the World Economic Forum since 2002. Daniel believes in the future of nuclear energy and has made some investments in promising early stage advanced nuclear start-ups.

Robert Stone, Co-Founder, is an Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker. Four of his films have had their world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and seven of his films have been aired on the acclaimed PBS history series American Experience. His most recent feature documentary is “PANDORA’S PROMISE” which premiered at Sundance in 2013, was released theatrically and broadcast on CNN.  This hotly debated film that makes the environmental case for nuclear energy has taken Stone all over the world and made him a much sought after public speaker on the issues of climate change and public attitudes about energy. Energy for Humanity seeks to continue the conversation that Pandora’s Promise started.

We’d love to hear from you. You can email us at info@energyforhumanity.org