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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.
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.
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.
Glass business offices in London at dawn.

UK energy bills have fallen since 2008, says CCC

Household energy bills are lower today than they were when the UK began serious efforts to tackle climate change in 2008, according to new analysis. ... Read More

UK policy | Mar 16. 2017.
Mid-air view of et contrails in the sky

Explainer: The challenge of tackling aviation's non-CO2 emissions

Last October, the 191 member states of the United Nation's International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) agreed to a new deal to cap international... Read More

Explainers | Mar 15. 2017.
Grangemouth is Scotland's only oil refinery. As well as producing fuel for vehicles, aircraft and domestic heating, the Grangemouth site also produces a range of plastics and other products.

UK emissions should be 'net-zero' by 2070 at the latest, study says

A new study concludes the UK should aim to be carbon neutral by 2070 at the latest, if it is to play its part in meeting the goals of the Paris... Read More

UK emissions | Mar 10. 2017.
North Sea oil platforms, shot from the shore, moored in Cromarty Firth, Scotland. Defocused wild flowers in the foreground, growing on the shore

Spring Budget 2017: key climate and energy announcements

Philip Hammond, the UK's chancellor, has delivered his first – and last – spring budget, with a speech to parliament that was light on content... Read More

UK policy | Mar 8. 2017.
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