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HWR28E Caudrilla Exploration Site, Blackpool, UK. 4th April, 2017. Heavy Police presence in response to demonstrators that continue to picket the area around the fracking for shale gas approved site in Westby-by Plumpton, in Lancashire as work continues at the first horizontal fracking site in the UK for shale gas extraction. The government approved energy firm Cuadrilla's plans to frack at the Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton in October last year. Credit; MediaWorldImages/AlamyLiveNews

Q&A: The return of UK fracking and what it could mean for the climate

The UK could soon see its first use of hydraulic fracturing since 2011. ... Read More

Technology | Aug 16. 2017.

Analysis: Why US carbon emissions have fallen 14% since 2005

Before 2005, US carbon emissions were marching upwards year after year, with little sign of slowing down. After this point, they fell quickly,... Read More

Emissions | Aug 15. 2017.

Guest post: Improving Africa’s soils to cut emissions and boost food security

Dr Keith Shepherd is a principal soil scientist at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Dr Rolf Sommer is a principal soil and climate change... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 2. 2017.
Ratcliffe on Soar coal fired power station. Ratcliffe, Nottinghamshire, UK

Six charts show UK's progress on low-carbon energy slowing down

Coal supplied less than 10% of UK energy in 2016, probably its lowest share in hundreds of years. Yet progress in cutting demand and growing... Read More

Energy | Jul 31. 2017.
The 110 Harbour Freeway and Downtown Los Angeles skyline, California, United States of America, North America

Explainer: California's new 'cap-and-trade' scheme to cut emissions

Last month, California’s politicians agreed a new cap-and-trade bill to help curb the state's emissions. This week, governor Jerry Brown signed it... Read More

US Policy | Jul 28. 2017.
Afternoon aerial view of cargo shipping containers stacked on docks, in Los Angeles, US, 18/08/2016

Mapped: The world’s largest CO2 importers and exporters

Around 22% of global CO2 emissions stem from the production of goods that are, ultimately, consumed in a different country. However, traditional... Read More

Global emissions | Jul 5. 2017.
Climeworks direct air capture plant founders Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher onsite

The Swiss company hoping to capture 1% of global CO2 emissions by 2025

On the roof of a waste incinerator outside Zurich, the Swiss firm Climeworks has built the world's first commercial plant to suck CO2 directly from... Read More

Technology | Jun 22. 2017.
EFCK0B Swaftham, Norfolk, UK. 31st Jan, 2015. Wind Turbine in the snow 31st Jan 2015 3pm Swaffham, Norfolk

UK wind power can help meet peak winter demand, study says

Wind power can make an important contribution to the UK’s electricity supply even in the depths of winter when demand is highest, a new study says. ... Read More

Renewables | Jun 16. 2017.
Enercon wind turbine E-126 with 6 MW in harbour and view on Hamburg City

In-depth: New BP data shows emissions flat in 2016 with record rise in renewables

The world added a record amount of energy from renewable sources in 2016 and global coal use fell again, according to the 2017 BP Statistical Review... Read More

Global emissions | Jun 14. 2017.
LA traffic, California, USA

Analysis: Meeting Paris pledges would prevent at least 1C of global warming

President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change has raised questions about the effectiveness of the accord, and how... Read More

Paris Summit 2015 | Jun 6. 2017.
Outdated Coal Plant NiederauBem With Stop Sign

IEA: World can reach 'net zero' emissions by 2060 to meet Paris climate goals

Global emissions can be pushed down to "net zero" by 2060 to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, says the International Energy Agency... Read More

Global emissions | Jun 6. 2017.
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