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Coal workers in Shizuishan, China

Guest post: Coal price surge will not stop China’s drive to reduce emissions

Wu Lixin is the deputy director of the Coal Strategic Planning Research Institute in Beijing. It is a new department of the China Coal Research... Read More

Guest posts | Jan 11. 2017.
Close-up of a wind turbine rotor set against a blue, cloudy sky in England. Photo: Steve Goacher

Analysis: UK wind generated more electricity than coal in 2016

The UK generated more electricity from wind than from coal in the full calendar year of 2016, Carbon Brief analysis shows. ... Read More

Energy | Jan 5. 2017.
An ex-miner at an abandoned coal mine in Romania

Clean energy: The challenge of achieving a 'just transition' for workers

Tackling climate change is good for the economy, good for business and good for people. This is the narrative often pushed out by campaigners,... Read More

People | Jan 4. 2017.
Cooling tower of a former coal-fired power station at Thorpe Marsh

Two charts show how UK coal use is collapsing

The amount of coal burned in the UK is falling rapidly, new government data shows. ... Read More

Coal | Dec 22. 2016.
Thermal power plant, Chongqing, China

IEA: China's new coal plants make 'no economic sense'

China already has enough coal-fired power stations, says the International Energy Agency (IEA) and there is "no real economic sense in building... Read More

Coal | Dec 12. 2016.
Miguel Arias Cañete, EU commissioner for climate action and energy

EU energy package: What it means for coal, renewables and efficiency

The literature on EU energy regulations got longer by about a thousand pages yesterday, as the European Commission put forward its vision for... Read More

EU policy | Dec 1. 2016.
A handful of black oil rich sand from Alberta Canada.

Guest post: Five ways the Paris Agreement can address oversupply of fossil fuels

Michael Lazarus is a senior scientist and US Center director at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), based in Seattle. Harro van Asselt is a... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 22. 2016.
Stationary coal train is passed by a freight train , Virginia, US

Analysis: IEA cuts coal growth outlook in half as China peaks

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has dramatically scaled back its outlook for coal demand growth over the next 25 years, Carbon Brief analysis... Read More

Coal | Nov 16. 2016.
Slag heap at Ratcliffe coal power station

UK plans to close last coal plant by 2025

Plans to close all coal-fired power stations by the end of 2025 were published today by the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial... Read More

Coal | Nov 9. 2016.
stone crushers in India

'Coal doesn't benefit the poor': Dan Kammen on energy access and poverty

The role of coal in poverty reduction is contentious. The Overseas Development Institute's recent Beyond Coal report argues that better options are... Read More

Interviews | Nov 4. 2016.
Credit: Getty Images

Analysis: How have the IEA's renewable forecasts changed?

Renewable energy capacity is growing more rapidly than expected, says the International Energy Agency (IEA), overtaking coal for the first time. ... Read More

Renewables | Oct 26. 2016.
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