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High voltage transmission lines in the desert, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Credit: Agencja Fotograficzna Caro / Alamy Stock Photo. A6JFAW

Analysis: BP’s outlook for fossil fuels could be undermined by slowing energy demand

Global energy demand will continue to increase as a result of human development in the world’s poorest countries, says oil and gas major BP in its... Read More

Energy | Feb 15. 2019.
A plane prepares for takeoff from London Gatwick airport at dawn. Credit: Roger Bamber / Alamy Stock Photo. AM1G59

Corsia: The UN’s plan to ‘offset’ growth in aviation emissions after 2020

Airlines around the world have recently begun to monitor their CO2 emissions as part of a UN climate deal. ... Read More

Global emissions | Feb 4. 2019.
Black Law Wind Farm, Scotland, UK. Credit: Ian Rutherford / Alamy Stock Photo. FF4HF2

Analysis: Why the UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990

The UK’s CO2 emissions peaked in the year 1973 and have declined by around 38% since 1990, faster than any other major developed country. ... Read More

UK emissions | Feb 4. 2019.
A bullet train runs on the Xi'an-Chengdu high-speed railway line in Shaanxi Province, China. Credit: Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo. PC6B12

Eight charts show how ‘aggressive’ railway expansion could cut emissions

Global transport emissions could peak in the 2030s if railways are “aggressively” expanded, says the International Energy Agency (IEA). ... Read More

Emissions | Jan 30. 2019.
Miners prepare coal for transport at a coal mine site in Changzhi, China. Credit: CPRESS PHOTO LIMITED / Alamy Stock Photo. EX2865

China’s methane emissions rise despite tougher laws, satellite data shows

Methane emissions from coal mining in China have risen despite stricter government regulations that aimed to curb the greenhouse gas, satellite data... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Jan 29. 2019.
View of Wylfa Nuclear Power Station, Anglesey, Wales. Credit: John Martin Davies / Alamy Stock Photo. KWDRWB

Q&A: Can the UK meet its climate goals without the Wylfa nuclear plant?

The Japanese firm Hitachi has shelved a planned new nuclear plant at the Wylfa site on Anglesey in Wales, leaving a large hole in the UK... Read More

Nuclear | Jan 21. 2019.
Tony Blair speaking at Labour leadership elections in 1994, Credit: Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo. B449HY

Analysis: UK electricity generation in 2018 falls to lowest level since 1994

The amount of electricity generated in the UK last year fell to its lowest level in a quarter century, Carbon Brief analysis shows. ... Read More

UK emissions | Jan 3. 2019.
Smoke billows from a coal plant and industrial facility in Datong, China. Credit: Newscom / Alamy Stock Photo. R86028

IEA: China and India to fuel further rise in global coal demand in 2018

Global coal demand is expected to grow again in 2018, driven by “strong” fuel burning in China and India, the International Energy Agency (IEA)... Read More

Coal | Dec 18. 2018.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Saudi Arabia’s Ayman Shasly

Ayman Shasly is a senior negotiator for Saudi Arabia at both the UNFCCC and IPCC. In his role as an international policies consultant with the... Read More

Interviews | Dec 12. 2018.
A busy interchange overpass in Shanghai, China. Credit: Zoonar GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo. EHW4TG

Analysis: Fossil-fuel emissions in 2018 increasing at fastest rate for seven years

Hopes that global CO2 emissions might be nearing a peak have been dashed by preliminary data showing that output from fossil fuels and industry will... Read More

Global emissions | Dec 5. 2018.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to activists with the Sunrise Movement, 13 November 2018. Credit: Sunrise Movement.

Explainer: Why some US Democrats want a ‘Green New Deal’ to tackle climate change

Update – 7 February 2019: The text of a green new deal resolution for the US House of Representatives has been released. A section has been added at... Read More

US Policy | Dec 3. 2018.
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