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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.
BY4DKN Nuclear Power Plant in San Onofre, California.

Mapped: The US nuclear power plants ‘at risk’ of shutting down

Nuclear power plants generate more than half of the US’s low-carbon electricity. However, record low gas prices associated with the US fracking boom... Read More

Nuclear | Jul 24. 2018.
Chris Stark, Chef Exectutive, Committee on Climate Change. Credit: Carbon Brief

The Carbon Brief Interview: Chris Stark

Chris Stark has been the chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) since April 2018. The CCC is the UK government’s official climate... Read More

Interviews | Jul 12. 2018.
Houses of Parliament, London, UK. Credit: Rawpixel Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo. EWFN2D

‘Worrying trend’ in UK emission cuts beyond power and waste, says CCC

Progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the power and waste sectors has “masked the failures in other areas”, says the government’s... Read More

UK policy | Jun 28. 2018.
Japan country profile

The Carbon Brief Profile: Japan

In the third article of a new series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at Japan’s gradually falling emissions... Read More

Country profiles | Jun 25. 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.
Boundary Dam coal fired power plant with carbon capture facilities, Saskatchewan, Canada. Credit: All Canada Photos / Alamy Stock Photo. CFD8GA

World can ‘safely’ store billions of tonnes of CO2 underground

Storing billions of tonnes of CO2 underground would be a “safe and effective” way to help limit the effects of climate change, a new study says. ... Read More

Technology | Jun 12. 2018.
Cattle round-up before shipping on a West Texas ranch. Credit: Luc Novovitch / Alamy Stock Photo. MDHE8J

Guest post: A new way to assess ‘global warming potential’ of short-lived pollutants

Dr Michelle Cain in a science and policy research associate on the Oxford Martin School’s programme on climate pollutants at the University of... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 7. 2018.
Teenagers taking a selfie looking out over the city in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Hugh Mitton / Alamy Stock Photo. G23XN7

World can limit global warming to 1.5C by ‘improving energy efficiency’

It is possible to limit global warming to 1.5C and achieve many of the sustainable development goals without “negative emissions technologies”, a... Read More

1.5C | Jun 4. 2018.
Gothenburg cityscape. Credit: Johner Images / Alamy Stock Photo. D949PE

Negative emissions: Scientists meet in Sweden for first international conference

This week, Gothenburg in Sweden played host to the first international conference on “negative emissions”. ... Read More

Technology | May 25. 2018.
Tropical forest, Martinique Island, Caribbean Sea, France. Credit: David Giral / Alamy Stock Photo. D3C8D3

Analysis: How ‘natural climate solutions’ can reduce the need for BECCS

To limit global warming in 2100 to below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, many scientists assume that the large-scale use of negative emissions in... Read More

1.5C | May 21. 2018.
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