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Offshore windfarm near Seaton Carew beach, County Durham, UK. Credit: Islandstock / Alamy Stock Photo. PYWFWF

Analysis: UK renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels for first time

In the third quarter of 2019, the UK’s windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants generated more electricity than the combined output from... Read More

Renewables | Oct 14. 2019.

The Carbon Brief Profile: Canada

In the latest article in a series on how some of the world’s key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief considers Canada’s... Read More

Country profiles | Oct 8. 2019.
A woman wears a protective mask in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Credit: Anan Kaewkhammul / Alamy Stock Photo. T19P7D

Cutting air pollution would not cause ‘near-term spike’ in global warming

A reduction in air pollution brought about by shifting away from fossil fuels would not inadvertently cause a short-term acceleration of global... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Sep 18. 2019.
Wadham Chapel, Wadham College, Oxford Credit: Dylan Garcia / Alamy Stock Photo

Highlights: The net-zero climate change conference in Oxford

This week, the city of Oxford played host to an international conference on “achieving net-zero”. The event follows hot on the heels of the UK... Read More

Emissions | Sep 12. 2019.
A construction worker on site in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, 01 May 2019. Credit: Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo. T6GCD4

Guest post: Why China’s CO2 emissions grew 4% during first half of 2019

Lauri Myllyvirta is an analyst covering air quality and energy trends in China. ... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 5. 2019.
Aerial view of coal power station at Walsum am Rhein, Germany.

Explainer: The high-emissions ‘RCP8.5’ global warming scenario

A sizeable portion of recent studies on future climate impacts have focused on a warming scenario called “RCP8.5”. This high-emissions scenario is... Read More

Explainers | Aug 21. 2019.
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.
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