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Solar panels in front of Shanghai skyline. Credit: Yong nian Gui / Alamy Stock Photo. HT79MD

Solar now ‘cheaper than grid electricity’ in every Chinese city, study finds

Solar power has become cheaper than grid electricity across China, a development that could boost the prospects of industrial and commercial solar,... Read More

Renewables | Aug 12. 2019.
Grangemouth oil refinery complex on the Firth of Forth

Analysis: UK primary energy use in 2018 was the lowest in half a century

Falling energy use and surging offshore wind are among the trends revealed in the latest round of government figures on the energy flowing through the... Read More

UK policy | Aug 1. 2019.
A steel factory emits smoke in Tangshan, Hebei province, China. Credit: Lou Linwei / Alamy Stock Photo.

China’s emissions ‘could peak 10 years earlier than Paris climate pledge’

CO2 emissions in China may peak up to a decade earlier than the nation has pledged under the Paris Agreement, according to a new study. ... Read More

Rest of world emissions | Jul 29. 2019.
Construction of Hinkley Point C’s first reactor commences, June 2019. Credit: EDF.

Analysis: Does the UK ‘require’ new nuclear to reach net-zero emissions?

A new government consultation, published this week, asserts that the UK “will…require” new nuclear and gas-fired power stations with carbon... Read More

UK policy | Jul 26. 2019.
Cooling towers of a brown coal power station in Jänschwalde, Germany. Credit: dpa picture alliance archive / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: Why German coal power is falling fast in 2019

Karsten Capion is senior adviser at Danish Energy, the membership body for the Danish energy industry. In August, he will be joining the Danish... Read More

Guest posts | Jul 18. 2019.
Traffic overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, US. Credit: Bob Kreisel / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: How Trump’s rollback of vehicle fuel standards would increase US emissions

The Trump administration’s plans to rollback vehicle fuel-economy standards could increase emissions from the light vehicles sector by 13%, a Carbon... Read More

US Policy | Jul 10. 2019.
Overlooking London Heathrow

Guest post: Planned growth of UK airports not consistent with net-zero climate goal

Dr Declan Finney is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Leeds’ Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS); and Dr Giulio... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 24. 2019.
Blocks of peat being cut in Connemara National Park, Republic of Ireland. Credit: robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo.

In-depth Q&A: Why Ireland is ‘nowhere near’ meeting its climate-change goals

Despite its comparatively small population, stalling efforts to tackle climate change mean Ireland contributes a disproportionate volume of Europe’s... Read More

EU policy | Jun 18. 2019.
No.10 Downing Street at night, London, UK. Credit: Jeff Gilbert / Alamy Stock Photo.

In-depth Q&A: The UK becomes first major economy to set net-zero climate goal

The UK is to raise its ambition on climate change by setting a legally binding target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to “net-zero” by 2050,... Read More

UK emissions | Jun 12. 2019.
A liquified natural gas carrier ship off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago. Credit: Altin Osmanaj / Alamy Stock Photo.

In-depth: BP data reveals record CO2 emissions in 2018 driven by surging use of gas

Last year saw record levels of CO2 emissions, gas and oil use, and installations of renewable energy, according to new global data from oil giant BP. ... Read More

Global emissions | Jun 12. 2019.
UK electricity map

Interactive: How the UK transformed its electricity supply in just a decade

This interactive article shows how the UK has transformed its electricity supply in a decade – and how things are expected to continue changing. ... Read More

Features | Jun 12. 2019.
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