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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.
'disused welsh coal mining tower, wheels at top drive lift for deep underground mining.trucks and mining'

Analysis: UK carbon emissions fell 6% in 2016 after record drop in coal use

Carbon Brief analysis shows the UK's CO2 emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016, after a record 52% drop in coal use. ... Read More

UK emissions | Mar 6. 2017.
Land recultivation next to Boxberg coal-fired power plant.

'Huge' coal-to-gas switch drives down EU power emissions

Europe's power-sector CO2 emissions fell 4.5% in 2016 after a "huge" switch from coal- to gas-fired generation, according to new analysis. ... Read More

EU emissions | Jan 25. 2017.
Orange electric car on charge, London, England, UK

Autumn statement 2016: Key climate and energy announcements

There were high hopes that today's autumn statement, the Treasury's second set of budgetary announcements for the year, would provide clarity on a... Read More

UK policy | Nov 23. 2016.
Slag heap at Ratcliffe coal power station

UK plans to close last coal plant by 2025

Plans to close all coal-fired power stations by the end of 2025 were published today by the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial... Read More

Coal | Nov 9. 2016.
Air traffic near Heathrow
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Analysis: Aviation to consume half of UK's 1.5C carbon budget by 2050

Aviation's greenhouse gas emissions could consume around half the carbon budget available to the UK in 2050, even if the sector's emissions growth is... Read More

UK emissions | Oct 24. 2016.
A cogeneration thermal power plant in Ferrera Erbognone, Italy.

CCC: UK must act now to secure zero-carbon heat by 2050

UK heating must be virtually zero-carbon by 2050, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). ... Read More

UK emissions | Oct 13. 2016.
Researchers investigate how to permanently store carbon dioxide in basalt formations

CCC: UK 'needs negative emissions' to comply with Paris climate deal

The UK will have to use negative emissions to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to its official climate advisers. ... Read More

UK emissions | Oct 13. 2016.
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