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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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Analysis: BP Energy Outlook sees coal demand peaking for first time

Analysis by Carbon Brief shows that, for the first time, the BP Energy Outlook is forecasting a peak in global coal demand. It has trimmed 239 million... Read More

Coal | Jan 27. 2017.
Land recultivation next to Boxberg coal-fired power plant.

'Huge' coal-to-gas switch drives down EU power emissions

Europe's power-sector CO2 emissions fell 4.5% in 2016 after a "huge" switch from coal- to gas-fired generation, according to new analysis. ... Read More

EU emissions | Jan 25. 2017.
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.
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