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Amazon rain forest afire. Credit: Stock Connection Blue / Alamy Stock Photo BNX7RP

Carbon emissions from Amazon wildfires could ‘counteract’ deforestation decline

The loss of carbon from wildfires fuelled by drought could “counteract” efforts to cut deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, research suggests. ... Read More

Plants and forests | Feb 13. 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.
Steel Worker welds component for Oil and Shipping industry in UK Factory, near Aberdeen Scotland. Credit: Scott-Ray Johnson / Alamy Stock Photo DDRN2F

In-depth: Renewables are ‘key’ to lower UK industrial electricity prices

Onshore wind is key to securing lower industrial electricity prices for the UK, a new report says. ... Read More

Renewables | Feb 5. 2018.
C5GNX4 Kitayama Japan cedar, afforestation, forestry, Kitayama, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, Japan

Negative emissions have ‘limited potential’ to help meet climate goals

The potential for using negative emissions technologies to help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement could be more “limited” than previously... Read More

Technology | Jan 31. 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.
A new coal fired power plant in northern China. Credit: Global Warming Images / Alamy Stock Photo BA5894

Q&A: How will China’s new carbon trading scheme work?

Last month, China announced the initial details of its much-anticipated emissions trading scheme (ETS). ... Read More

Emissions | Jan 29. 2018.
Sao Simao reservoir, photographed from the International Space Station on 11 June 2014

China leading on world’s clean energy investment, says report

China is by far the largest force in global clean energy development and its firms are increasingly looking abroad for opportunities, a new report... Read More

International policy | Jan 9. 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.
C82X7H Production of wood pellets. A type of wood fuel. Sawdust is manufactured to pellets. Used in boilers of central heating systems

Guest post: Bioenergy ‘flaw’ under EU renewable target could raise emissions

Prof Sir John Beddington was the UK government’s chief scientific adviser between 2008 and 2013. He is a senior strategy adviser at the Oxford... Read More

Guest posts | Dec 19. 2017.
A7PJ6B Indian women in saris with baskets on their heads troop to work at industrial site and power station at sunrise in smoke

IEA says world coal demand will rise, despite slashing forecast growth in India

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has once again forecast that world coal demand will rise, despite halving its outlook for growth in India. ... Read More

Coal | Dec 18. 2017.
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