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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.
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.
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Q&A: What next for UK capacity market after surprise EU ruling?

The UK capacity market, the main government policy for “keeping the lights on”, has been rendered illegal after a surprise EU court ruling issued... Read More

UK policy | Nov 22. 2018.
Sir John Armitt at the Global Engineering Congress, London. Credit: Tom Prater / Carbon Brief.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Sir John Armitt

Sir John Armitt is the chair of the National Infrastructure Commission. He was awarded a CBE for his services to the rail industry in 2007 and a... Read More

Interviews | Nov 13. 2018.
A tree planting scheme in the National Forest. Credit: Bill Allsopp / Alamy Stock Photo. M5YF1P

Budget 2018: Key climate and energy announcements

Philip Hammond, the chancellor, has delivered his last budget before the UK is set to leave the EU in March 2019. It was a lengthy speech full of... Read More

UK policy | Oct 30. 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.
Stones used to block a gulley and prevent further erosion of moorland peat on Kinder Scout, Derbyshire, Peak District, UK. Credit: Martyn Williams / Alamy Stock Photo. M7RHP3

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.
Onshore windfarm, Eaglesham Moor, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. Credit: Clynt Garnham Renewable Energy / Alamy Stock Photo. BCBYYF

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.
Chris Stark, Chef Exectutive, Committee on Climate Change. Credit: Carbon Brief

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.
Houses of Parliament, London, UK. Credit: Rawpixel Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo. EWFN2D

‘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.
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