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Night view of Eminonu waterfront, Sultanahmet and the Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009. Credit: Rawdon Wyatt / Alamy Stock Photo. BCD91A

The Carbon Brief Profile: Turkey

In the second article of a new series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at Turkey’s rising emissions and its... Read More

Features | May 3. 2018.
PSA International Brani Container Terminal with the CBD skyline, Brani Island, Singapore. Credit: Jason Knott / Alamy Stock Photo. FGRPBF

Explainer: How ‘Shared Socioeconomic Pathways’ explore future climate change

Over the past few years, an international team of climate scientists, economists and energy systems modellers have built a range of new “pathways”... Read More

Climate modelling | Apr 19. 2018.
K06G46 Chengde, China. 22nd Aug, 2017. Aerial photography of solar power plant station in Chengde, north China's Hebei Province. Credit: SIPA Asia/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News.

Global solar capacity grew faster than fossil fuels in 2017, says report

For the first time in 2017, global solar capacity grew faster than all fossil fuels combined, including coal, oil and gas-fired power stations. ... Read More

Renewables | Apr 5. 2018.
Coal workers in the village of Fengjie, working on the Three Gorges Dam project in Hubei province. Credit: FLUEELER URS / Alamy Stock Photo. GDWBB2

Guest post: China’s CO2 emissions grew less than expected in 2017

Dr Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Robbie Andrew and Dr Glen Peters are senior researchers at CICERO Center for International Climate Research in Norway. ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 8. 2018.
E08DRF Royal Exchange, London, England, UK. circa 1890's. Image shot 1890. Exact date unknown.

Analysis: UK carbon emissions in 2017 fell to levels last seen in 1890

Carbon Brief analysis shows the UK’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuels fell by 2.6% in 2017, driven by a 19% decline in coal use. ... Read More

UK emissions | Mar 7. 2018.
Maze of pipes inside a modern gas fired power station, Teesside UK. Credit: incamerastock / Alamy Stock Photo B7KT9C

OECD: Fossil fuel subsidies added up to at least $373bn in 2015

Fossil fuel subsidies totalled at least $373bn globally in 2015, according to a new report which for the first time combines figures from two key... Read More

Rest of world policy | Feb 28. 2018.
JT0C8A Solar thermal sustainable energy, Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Station Complex. Morocco, Maghreb North Africa.

Analysis: BP significantly upgrades its global outlook for wind and solar – again

BP, the oil and gas major, has significantly increased its global outlook for wind and solar energy. ... Read More

Renewables | Feb 21. 2018.
DEHDW7 Power plant, Mexico.

New study questions impact of ending fossil fuel subsidies

Ending the world’s fossil fuel subsidies would reduce global CO2 emissions by 0.5 to 2.2 gigatonnes (Gt) per year by 2030, a new study says. ... Read More

Oil and gas | Feb 7. 2018.
EM6TE7 Two maintenace men work on a wind turbine in northern Poland near Kobylnica during the winter.

The EU got less electricity from coal than renewables in 2017

For the first time, the European Union generated more electricity from wind, solar and biomass than from coal in 2017, according to new analysis from... Read More

EU emissions | Jan 30. 2018.
JJ94BK aerial view of Carrington Power Station, Irlam, Salford, Manchester, UK

Analysis: UK government slashes outlook for new gas power plants

The UK will only need to build a small number of new gas power plants over the next two decades, as it continues to shift to low-carbon sources of... Read More

Oil and gas | Jan 8. 2018.
ADKPB6 Sizewell B Nuclear Reactor Power Station Suffolk UK aerial view

Analysis: Low-carbon sources generated more UK electricity than fossil fuels in 2017

For the first time in 2017, more than half of the electricity generated in the UK came from low-carbon sources, Carbon Brief analysis shows. ... Read More

Renewables | Nuclear | Jan 3. 2018.
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