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BY4DKN Nuclear Power Plant in San Onofre, California.

Mapped: The US nuclear power plants ‘at risk’ of shutting down

Nuclear power plants generate more than half of the US’s low-carbon electricity. However, record low gas prices associated with the US fracking boom... Read More

Nuclear | Jul 24. 2018.
Yosu Gas ship on Huangpu river before the skyline of Pudong, Shanghai, China.

In-depth: BP’s global data for 2017 shows record highs for coal and renewables

Renewable energy grew by the largest amount ever last year, while coal-fired electricity also reached a record high, according to new global data from... Read More

Global emissions | Jun 15. 2018.
Night view of Eminonu waterfront, Sultanahmet and the Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009. Credit: Rawdon Wyatt / Alamy Stock Photo. BCD91A

The Carbon Brief Profile: Turkey

In the second article of a new series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at Turkey’s rising emissions and its... Read More

Features | May 3. 2018.
PSA International Brani Container Terminal with the CBD skyline, Brani Island, Singapore. Credit: Jason Knott / Alamy Stock Photo. FGRPBF

Explainer: How ‘Shared Socioeconomic Pathways’ explore future climate change

Over the past few years, an international team of climate scientists, economists and energy systems modellers have built a range of new “pathways”... Read More

Climate modelling | Apr 19. 2018.
K06G46 Chengde, China. 22nd Aug, 2017. Aerial photography of solar power plant station in Chengde, north China's Hebei Province. Credit: SIPA Asia/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News.

Global solar capacity grew faster than fossil fuels in 2017, says report

For the first time in 2017, global solar capacity grew faster than all fossil fuels combined, including coal, oil and gas-fired power stations. ... Read More

Renewables | Apr 5. 2018.
Multi Crystalline solar cells, Shell Solar, Germany. Credit: Friedrich Stark / Alamy Stock Photo A3FNKY

In-depth: Is Shell’s new climate scenario as ‘radical’ as it says?

This week, Shell published a “radical” new climate change scenario, showing how the world could meet the “well-below 2C” goal of the Paris... Read More

Energy | Mar 29. 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.
A30C8F Electricity Insulators on power line on electricity grid

Guest post: ‘Keeping lights on’ is not just about increasing supply

Dr Aidan Rhodes is a research fellow at Imperial College London and is part of the Energy Futures Lab team, working on delivering their Briefing Paper... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 28. 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.
US power sources overlaid on satellite imagery of the US at night. Map by Rosamund Pearce for Carbon Brief.

Mapped: How the US generates electricity

The US electricity system is often described as the world's largest machine. It is also incredibly diverse, reflecting the policy preferences, needs... Read More

Infographics | Oct 10. 2017.
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