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Cut fossil fuel use 'dramatically' to meet climate goals, says Shell-backed report

The use of fossil fuel, particularly coal and oil, must decline "sharply" if the world is to meet the goals of the Paris accord, according to a new... Read More

Oil and gas | Apr 25. 2017.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Benjamin Sporton

Benjamin Sporton has been the chief executive of the World Coal Association since June 2015. He became the organisation's policy director in 2010. He... Read More

Interviews | Mar 27. 2017.
UK Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy entrance

Analysis: Dramatic shift in UK government outlook for gas and clean energy

The future UK electricity mix will have more renewables, batteries and interconnectors than expected, according to long-awaited new government... Read More

UK policy | Mar 22. 2017.
Meenakshi Dewan tends to maintenance work on the solar street lighting in her village of Tinginaput, India.

Seven things that need to happen to keep global temperature rise below 2C

In late 2015, the world agreed to limit the global temperature rise to “well below 2C”. Ever since the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate... Read More

Global temperature | Mar 21. 2017.
Smog over the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Guest post: Beijing 'severe haze' could be 50% more frequent under climate change

This is a guest article by Dr Wenju Cai, from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia, and Ke Li from the... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 20. 2017.

Analysis: UK carbon emissions fell 6% in 2016 after record drop in coal use

Carbon Brief analysis shows the UK's CO2 emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016, after a record 52% drop in coal use. ... Read More

UK emissions | Mar 6. 2017.

Guest post: A closer look at China's stalled carbon emissions

This is a guest post by Dr Jan Ivar Korsbakken and Dr Glen Peters, who are both senior researchers in climate economics at CICERO Center for... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 1. 2017.
Thermal power plant with large chimney

Mapped: EU coal plants 'should all close by 2030'

EU countries should close all of their coal plants by around 2030 if they want to stick to the Paris Agreement on climate change. ... Read More

Coal | Feb 9. 2017.
Diesel oil spill on the water surface during a light rain storm.

Two charts show how fossil fuels could peak by 2020

According to fossil fuel companies, the world will continue to rely on their products for decades. They even have sophisticated scenarios, outlooks... Read More

Energy | Feb 2. 2017.
James Okeyo cooks dinner on his three stone cook stove in Kisumu, Kenya. The EnDev Kenya Country Programme is helping to replace these three older charcoal stoves with cleaner, less smoky wood burning stoves. Up to December 2015, 87,000 households have switched to the improved, cleaner burning jiko kisasa (firewood stove).

Phasing out cookstoves a 'win-win' for climate and health, study shows

Replacing traditional wood and coal-burning cookstoves with cleaner technology could trim nearly a tenth of a degree from global temperature and save... Read More

Public health | Feb 1. 2017.
“Comité de Paris”: Presentation of Draft Outcome Document [Plenary Hall La Seine, Le Bourget] [REMARKS] delegation listens to remarks

Absence of carbon capture and storage is ‘biggest challenge to’ 2C limit

Our energy systems appear to be changing in ways that are broadly on track with limiting global temperature rise to 2C, a new study says, but will... Read More

Global emissions | Jan 30. 2017.
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