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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.
Part of the Scottish Power West of Duddon Sands Offshore wind farm under construction in the Irish Sea off the coast of Cumbria,. Image shot 2014. Exact date unknown.

Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

The UK government today awarded contracts worth £176m to 11 low-carbon electricity schemes, with offshore wind the big winner. These projects will... Read More

Renewables | Sep 11. 2017.

Analysis: Why US carbon emissions have fallen 14% since 2005

Before 2005, US carbon emissions were marching upwards year after year, with little sign of slowing down. After this point, they fell quickly,... Read More

Emissions | Aug 15. 2017.
C37PD5 Giant plug and socket electrical sculpture London UK.

In-depth: The challenges facing the Dieter Helm 'energy cost' review

The UK government has asked Prof Dieter Helm, an economist at the University of Oxford, to carry out an energy cost review and report back by the end... Read More

UK policy | Aug 8. 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.
BM3870 Coal Fired Power station

Seven charts show why the IEA thinks coal investment has already peaked

Global investment in coal-fired power plants is set to decline "dramatically" after passing an all-time high during the past several years, says the... Read More

Coal | Jul 11. 2017.
CMBRNC Oxford, UK. 13th July 2012. Amory Lovins Chairman and Chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute, ReSource 2 day conference, discussing and challenging preconceptions about the current political and economic systems, 250 global leaders in business, finance, academia and politics starting a new conversation on managing natural resources longer term thinking and aligning people and profit. ReSource is founded by The Rothschild Foundation, University of Oxford and Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Hosted at University of Oxford's Examination Schools, Oxford, UK.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Amory Lovins

Amory Lovins is the co-founder and chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. He has served as energy advisor to major firms and governments in... Read More

Interviews | Jul 4. 2017.
Aberdeen, the oil capital of Scotland

Explainer: The challenge of defining fossil fuel subsidies

Just over a year ago, the G7 group of nations pledged to end all “inefficient fossil fuel subsidies” by 2025. ... Read More

Explainers | Jun 12. 2017.
UK Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy entrance

Analysis: Dramatic shift in UK government outlook for gas and clean energy

The future UK electricity mix will have more renewables, batteries and interconnectors than expected, according to long-awaited new government... Read More

UK policy | Mar 22. 2017.

Analysis: How important is Moorside new nuclear plant to UK climate plans?

The UK's plans for a fleet of new nuclear plants have suffered another setback after Japanese firm Toshiba said this week it would not build the... Read More

Nuclear | Feb 15. 2017.
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