10:10 Peer Review
Worthington is currently director of the carbon trading thinktank and campaign group Sandbag, which she founded, as well as a board member of the 10:10 campaign. Prior to this she was a policy adviser to Scottish and Southern Electricity and its CEO Ian Marchant. It is not a coincidence that SSE is the most enlightened on green issues of the big six power utilities. While at SSE, she was seconded to government to take part in writing the climate change bill, which is now law and binds the UK to cutting its carbon emissions. The idea of national carbon budgets, now in law, was hers. Her earlier career was as an environmental campaigner, heading Friends of the Earth's climate change campaign. She studied English literature: "very useful," she jokes.
"A breath of fresh air"?
Yet another professional campaigner, what real job could she ever get if she wasn't stoking up scares?