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Analysis: Why scientists think 100% of global warming is due to humans

The extent of the human contribution to modern global warming is a hotly debated topic in political circles, particularly in the US. ... Read More

Global temperature | Dec 13. 2017.
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Q&A: Will the reformed EU Emissions Trading System raise carbon prices?

In July 2003, at a series of meetings in Brussels and Strasbourg, EU lawmakers adopted an Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to help combat climate... Read More

EU policy | Dec 6. 2017.
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The Carbon Brief Interview: Dr Bill Hare

Dr Bill Hare is the co-founder and CEO of Climate Analytics, an international non-profit climate science and policy institute based in Germany. He is... Read More

Interviews | Dec 1. 2017.
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Guest post: ‘Keeping lights on’ is not just about increasing supply

Dr Aidan Rhodes is a research fellow at Imperial College London and is part of the Energy Futures Lab team, working on delivering their Briefing Paper... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 28. 2017.
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Autumn Budget 2017: Key climate and energy announcements

Philip Hammond, the UK’s chancellor, has delivered his second budget this year in a speech to parliament high on post-Brexit optimism and green... Read More

UK policy | Nov 22. 2017.
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In-depth: IEA predicts rise of cheap renewables and China’s move away from coal

The global energy system is in a state of flux. Renewables are experiencing rapid deployment and steep pricefalls. A growing portion of global energy... Read More

Renewables | Nov 15. 2017.
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Analysis: Global CO2 emissions set to rise 2% in 2017 after three-year ‘plateau’

Over the past three years, global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels have remained relatively flat. However, early estimates from the Global Carbon... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 13. 2017.
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Guest post: How China has reduced the carbon footprint of developed countries

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

Guest posts | Nov 8. 2017.

Analysis: WRI data suggests emissions have already ‘peaked’ in 49 countries

To avoid dangerous levels of global warming, the international community has pledged to limit global temperature rise to less than 2C above... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 2. 2017.

UNEP: Six crucial actions to help close the world’s ‘emissions gap’

Current pledges by nations to reduce their emissions add up to no more than a third of the reductions needed to avoid 2C of global warming, according... Read More

Global emissions | Oct 31. 2017.
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Guest post: Dieter Helm’s review is not as radical as it might first appear

Matthew Bell is a director at Frontier Economics. From 2014 to 2017, he was the chief executive of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change. ... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 27. 2017.
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