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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.
Arctic tanker Christophe de Margerie, at St Petersburg's Bronka Port, the world’'s first ice-breaking LNG tanker, designed to serve Russia'’s Yamal LNG project. Credit: ITAR-TASS News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo J9TEJP

Factcheck: Less than 1% of UK gas supplies come from Russia

UK gas supplies have been under scrutiny after the “Beast from the East” recently brought freezing conditions and increased demand for heating. ... Read More

Factchecks | Mar 16. 2018.
E08DRF Royal Exchange, London, England, UK. circa 1890's. Image shot 1890. Exact date unknown.

Analysis: UK carbon emissions in 2017 fell to levels last seen in 1890

Carbon Brief analysis shows the UK’s CO2 emissions from fossil fuels fell by 2.6% in 2017, driven by a 19% decline in coal use. ... Read More

UK emissions | Mar 7. 2018.
Smoking chimneys in the Scottish village of Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK. Credit: MediaWorldImages / Alamy Stock Photo B5DCJ1

Analysis: How Scotland plans to meet its climate change targets

The Scottish government released its new climate plan this week, setting out how it plans to meet its emissions targets over the next 15 years. ... Read More

UK policy | Mar 2. 2018.
Steel Worker welds component for Oil and Shipping industry in UK Factory, near Aberdeen Scotland. Credit: Scott-Ray Johnson / Alamy Stock Photo DDRN2F

In-depth: Renewables are ‘key’ to lower UK industrial electricity prices

Onshore wind is key to securing lower industrial electricity prices for the UK, a new report says. ... Read More

Renewables | Feb 5. 2018.
JJ94BK aerial view of Carrington Power Station, Irlam, Salford, Manchester, UK

Analysis: UK government slashes outlook for new gas power plants

The UK will only need to build a small number of new gas power plants over the next two decades, as it continues to shift to low-carbon sources of... Read More

Oil and gas | Jan 8. 2018.
ADKPB6 Sizewell B Nuclear Reactor Power Station Suffolk UK aerial view

Analysis: Low-carbon sources generated more UK electricity than fossil fuels in 2017

For the first time in 2017, more than half of the electricity generated in the UK came from low-carbon sources, Carbon Brief analysis shows. ... Read More

Renewables | Nuclear | Jan 3. 2018.
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