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The Carbon Brief Profile: South Africa

In the fourth article in a series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at South Africa’s heavy dependence on... Read More

Country profiles | Oct 15. 2018.

UK homes need ‘deep efficiency retrofit’ to meet climate goals

A nationwide programme to upgrade the UK’s housing stock will be essential to meeting the country’s 2050 climate commitments, a new report says. ... Read More

UK policy | Oct 11. 2018.
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Q&A: Why cement emissions matter for climate change

If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world. ... Read More

Emissions | Sep 13. 2018.
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UK could become ‘net zero by 2050’ using negative emissions

The UK could cut its emissions to “net-zero” within the next three decades by stepping up investment into technologies that can remove CO2 from... Read More

Negative emissions | Sep 12. 2018.
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Guest post: Six key policy challenges to achieving ‘negative emissions’ with BECCS

Dr Clair Gough and Dr Sarah Mander are senior research fellows at the University of Manchester and Dr Naomi Vaughan is a senior lecturer at the... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 28. 2018.
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Guest post: India's emissions will double at most by 2030

Navroz K Dubash is a professor and Ankit Bhardwaj is a senior research associate at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)’s Initiative on Climate,... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 22. 2018.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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‘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.
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