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F1HEX0 Worker looking out from ship to offshore wind farm and construction ship.

Autumn Budget 2017: Key climate and energy announcements

Philip Hammond, the UK’s chancellor, has delivered his second budget this year in a speech to parliament high on post-Brexit optimism and green... Read More

UK policy | Nov 22. 2017.
Tractor and combine harvester in field in South Shropshire, England

Guest post: Dieter Helm’s review is not as radical as it might first appear

Matthew Bell is a director at Frontier Economics. From 2014 to 2017, he was the chief executive of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change. ... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 27. 2017.
Professor Dieter Helm during an interview in 2015

Reaction: Dieter Helm’s ‘least cost’ ideas for meeting the UK’s climate targets

Prof Dieter Helm has published his much-anticipated review of the “cost of energy”, which the UK government commissioned in August following a... Read More

UK policy | Oct 27. 2017.
Energy Surveyor Mark Sopala inspects the loft at a domestic home in Bristol in order to optimise the heat efficiency of the hous. Image shot 2010.

In-depth: How the ‘Clean Growth Strategy’ hopes to deliver UK climate goals

Today, the UK government published its long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy, setting out how it hopes to meet the nation’s legally binding climate... Read More

UK policy | Oct 12. 2017.

Report lays out vision for ‘ambitious’ UK energy efficiency plan

An ambitious new infrastructure programme is needed to help to decarbonise the UK’s buildings – and a sweeping new plan shows what it could look... Read More

Energy | Sep 27. 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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

Update 9/6/2017: Following the news today that the Conservatives failed to secure a majority of MPs in parliament, prime minister Theresa May has... 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.
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