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Election 2017: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

On 8 June, the UK will head to the polls for the third time in as many years. In an election dominated by Brexit, Carbon Brief will be tracking the... Read More

UK policy | May 16. 2017.

Cut fossil fuel use 'dramatically' to meet climate goals, says Shell-backed report

The use of fossil fuel, particularly coal and oil, must decline "sharply" if the world is to meet the goals of the Paris accord, according to a new... Read More

Oil and gas | Apr 25. 2017.
Workers install solar panels on the roofs of the Hongqiao Passenger Rail Terminal in Shanghai, China, 19 May 2010. Credit: Jiri Rezac/The Climate Group.

Renewables growth breaks records again despite fall in investment

Falling costs allowed the world to add record new renewable capacity even as investment fell, according to a new report. ... Read More

Renewables | Apr 6. 2017.
An oil rig riser pipe in the North Sea viewed from above

Analysis: North Sea industry cost UK taxpayers £396m in 2016

The North Sea oil and gas sector became a net drain on the UK's public finances for the first time in 2016, Carbon Brief analysis shows. ... Read More

UK policy | Apr 3. 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.
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.
Diesel oil spill on the water surface during a light rain storm.

Two charts show how fossil fuels could peak by 2020

According to fossil fuel companies, the world will continue to rely on their products for decades. They even have sophisticated scenarios, outlooks... Read More

Energy | Feb 2. 2017.
“Comité de Paris”: Presentation of Draft Outcome Document [Plenary Hall La Seine, Le Bourget] [REMARKS] delegation listens to remarks

Absence of carbon capture and storage is ‘biggest challenge to’ 2C limit

Our energy systems appear to be changing in ways that are broadly on track with limiting global temperature rise to 2C, a new study says, but will... Read More

Global emissions | Jan 30. 2017.
Vast chimney of a thermal power plant

Analysis: BP Energy Outlook sees coal demand peaking for first time

Analysis by Carbon Brief shows that, for the first time, the BP Energy Outlook is forecasting a peak in global coal demand. It has trimmed 239 million... Read More

Coal | Jan 27. 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.
Cars in parking lot, Oceanside, United States

World is 'backsliding' on gasoline subsidies, finds study

Taxes on gasoline effectively reduce CO2 emissions, yet they are lower now than they were 13 years ago, finds a new study. ... Read More

Oil and gas | Jan 9. 2017.
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