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Pleasants Power Station located on the Ohio River

Guest post: How global warming is making power plants produce less electricity

The coal, gas and nuclear power plants that generate most of the world’s electricity have to be kept cool in order to function properly. However, t... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 15. 2021.
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In-depth Q&A: How does the UK’s ‘energy white paper’ aim to tackle climate change?

After months of delays, the UK government has launched a white paper setting out the government’s agenda for the energy sector and its role in tack... Read More

UK policy | Dec 16. 2020.
Wind mills in Dabancheng Wind Farm, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

高影响力学者揭示中国如何达成“碳中和”目标

中国要想在2060年前实现近日宣布的“碳中和”目标,那么其电力系统需在2050年前达到二氧化碳“净零”排放。 ... Read More

Translations | Oct 20. 2020.
Wind mills in Dabancheng Wind Farm, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China.

Influential academics reveal how China can achieve its ‘carbon neutrality’ goal

China’s electricity system would need to reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 if the country is to meet its recently announced target of “carbon ... Read More

China Policy | Oct 14. 2020.

The Carbon Brief Profile: South Korea

As part of its series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at South Korea’s attempts to balance its high-emitti... Read More

Country profiles | Apr 6. 2020.
A field of people watch from a distance as the iconic cooling towers of Didcot A coal power station are demolished

Analysis: UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 29% over the past decade

The UK’s CO2 emissions fell by 2.9% in 2019, according to Carbon Brief analysis. This brings the total reduction to 29% over the past decade since ... Read More

UK emissions | Mar 3. 2020.

The Carbon Brief Profile: Iran

In the latest article in a series on how some of the world’s key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief profiles Iran, a major pet... Read More

Country profiles | Feb 20. 2020.
Long exposure sunset over German highway along power plant , Germany Credit: Zoonar GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

‘Profound shifts’ underway in energy system, says IEA World Energy Outlook

The world’s CO2 emissions are set to continue rising for decades unless there is greater ambition on climate change, despite the “profound shifts... Read More

Energy | Nov 13. 2019.
Construction of Hinkley Point C’s first reactor commences, June 2019. Credit: EDF.

Analysis: Does the UK ‘require’ new nuclear to reach net-zero emissions?

A new government consultation, published this week, asserts that the UK “will…require” new nuclear and gas-fired power stations with carbon capt... Read More

UK policy | Jul 26. 2019.
Open coal cut mine, Hunter Valley, Australia. Credit: Jeremy Buckingham (CC BY 2.0).

Australian election 2019: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

Update 21/05/2019: After an election in which climate change was assumed to be a crucial deciding factor, the ruling Liberal-National Coalition emerge... Read More

Rest of world policy | Apr 29. 2019.
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The Carbon Brief Profile: Indonesia

In the sixth article of a series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at Indonesia’s efforts to curb deforestati... Read More

Country profiles | Mar 27. 2019.
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