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London Array windfarm.

Analysis: Half of UK’s electricity to be renewable by 2025

Close to half of the UK’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2025, according to Carbon Brief analysis of new government projections. ... Read More

Renewables | Apr 12. 2019.

Guest post: The UK’s carbon footprint is at its lowest level for 20 years

Dr Anne Owen is senior research fellow at the University of Leeds’ Sustainability Research Institute. Prof John Barrett is the institute’s chair... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 11. 2019.
Tower bridge under construction

Analysis: UK’s CO2 emissions fell for record sixth consecutive year in 2018

Carbon Brief analysis shows the UK’s CO2 emissions fell for the sixth consecutive year in 2018, the longest series of continuous reductions on... Read More

UK emissions | Mar 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.
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.
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