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Election 2017: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

On 8 June, the UK will head to the polls for the third time in as many years. In an election dominated by Brexit, Carbon Brief will be tracking the... Read More

UK policy | May 16. 2017.

Brexit negotiations should treat energy as ‘special case’, says report

There are strong practical reasons why the UK and EU should treat energy as a special case during Brexit negotiations, argues a new report. ... Read More

UK policy | May 10. 2017.

Guest post: Can the US legally weaken its Paris Agreement climate pledge?

After months of speculation, the Trump administration is expected to announce soon whether the US will remain part of the Paris Agreement on climate... Read More

Guest posts | May 8. 2017.

US tells China it has 'no plan yet' to meet its 2020 climate target

The US has no plan yet for how to meet its 2020 climate target and has made no analysis of the impact of recent policy changes, according to an... Read More

International policy | May 4. 2017.
Warming warning a 1981 documentary about climate change

The 1981 TV documentary that warned about global warming

On the evening of Tuesday, 8 December, 1981, the UK's only commercial TV channel, ITV, broadcast an hour-long documentary called "Warming Warning". ... Read More

Features | May 2. 2017.

Cut fossil fuel use 'dramatically' to meet climate goals, says Shell-backed report

The use of fossil fuel, particularly coal and oil, must decline "sharply" if the world is to meet the goals of the Paris accord, according to a new... Read More

Oil and gas | Apr 25. 2017.
Typical of wet country paths in winter, this one bears the imprint of recent passing traffic. A dead oak leaf has been blown onto the dark, sodden, muddy path, where its outline is highlighted.

UK launches 'world first' research programme into negative emissions

The UK has launched a £8.6m national research programme on how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It is thought to be the world's first... Read More

Technology | Apr 21. 2017.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Michael Gerrard

Michael Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin professor of professional practice at Columbia Law School in New York, where he teaches courses on environmental... Read More

Interviews | Apr 19. 2017.
President Barack Obama meets with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Senior Advisor Brian Deese, right, in the Oval Office

The Carbon Brief Interview: Brian Deese

Brian Deese served as President Barack Obama's senior adviser on climate change, energy and conservation from January 2015 to January 2017.... Read More

Interviews | Apr 10. 2017.
Airplane come down on the land with sky sunset in twilight

Guest post: Air passengers face a bumpier ride due to climate change

Dr Paul Williams is an associate professor and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Reading, specialising in atmospheric... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 6. 2017.
Morocco’s Noor-Ouarzazate solar complex

Renewable electricity in Africa could outstrip demand in 2030, study says

Africa has huge untapped resources for renewable energy, with the potential for electricity generated from wind and solar to surpass total projected... Read More

Renewables | Apr 6. 2017.
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