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Analysis: BP’s outlook for fossil fuels could be undermined by slowing energy demand

Global energy demand will continue to increase as a result of human development in the world’s poorest countries, says oil and gas major BP in its... Read More

Energy | Feb 15. 2019.
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Analysis: How far would Germany’s 2038 coal phaseout breach Paris climate goals?

The recommendation by Germany’s coal commission that the country end its use of the fossil fuel in power stations by 2038 could breach a Paris... Read More

Coal | Jan 29. 2019.
Miners prepare coal for transport at a coal mine site in Changzhi, China. Credit: CPRESS PHOTO LIMITED / Alamy Stock Photo. EX2865

China’s methane emissions rise despite tougher laws, satellite data shows

Methane emissions from coal mining in China have risen despite stricter government regulations that aimed to curb the greenhouse gas, satellite data... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Jan 29. 2019.
P42PY4 Madrid, Spain. 20th June, 2018. Spanish Minister for the Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, delivers a speech during question time at the Lower House in Madrid, Spain, 20 June 2018. Credit: Emilio Naranjo/EFE/Alamy Live News

The Carbon Brief Interview: Teresa Ribera

Teresa Ribera has been Spain’s minister for the ecological transition since June 2018. Before then, she had been the director of IDDRI (Institute... Read More

Interviews | Dec 19. 2018.
Smoke billows from a coal plant and industrial facility in Datong, China. Credit: Newscom / Alamy Stock Photo. R86028

IEA: China and India to fuel further rise in global coal demand in 2018

Global coal demand is expected to grow again in 2018, driven by “strong” fuel burning in China and India, the International Energy Agency (IEA)... Read More

Coal | Dec 18. 2018.
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The Carbon Brief Profile: South Africa

In the fourth article in a series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at South Africa’s heavy dependence on... Read More

Country profiles | Oct 15. 2018.
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Guest post: India's emissions will double at most by 2030

Navroz K Dubash is a professor and Ankit Bhardwaj is a senior research associate at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)’s Initiative on Climate,... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 22. 2018.
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Guest post: ‘Peak coal’ is getting closer, latest figures show

Dr Christine Shearer is a researcher and analyst for the US-based energy research group CoalSwarm. ... Read More

Guest posts | Jul 31. 2018.
Onshore windfarm, Eaglesham Moor, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. Credit: Clynt Garnham Renewable Energy / Alamy Stock Photo. BCBYYF

Six charts show mixed progress for UK renewables

Onshore and offshore wind power rose by 34% last year in the UK compared to 2016, new government statistics show. ... Read More

Renewables | Jul 30. 2018.
Cleaning solar panels in Gujarat Solar Park, Gujarat, India. Credit: Ashley Cooper pics / Alamy Stock Photo. DRARW5

IEA: Renewables investment in India topped fossil fuels for first time in 2017

Investment in renewable power in India topped fossil fuels for the first time in 2017, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). ... Read More

Renewables | Jul 17. 2018.
Yosu Gas ship on Huangpu river before the skyline of Pudong, Shanghai, China.

In-depth: BP’s global data for 2017 shows record highs for coal and renewables

Renewable energy grew by the largest amount ever last year, while coal-fired electricity also reached a record high, according to new global data from... Read More

Global emissions | Jun 15. 2018.
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