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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.
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.
Maze of pipes inside a modern gas fired power station, Teesside UK. Credit: incamerastock / Alamy Stock Photo B7KT9C

OECD: Fossil fuel subsidies added up to at least $373bn in 2015

Fossil fuel subsidies totalled at least $373bn globally in 2015, according to a new report which for the first time combines figures from two key... Read More

Rest of world policy | Feb 28. 2018.
JT0C8A Solar thermal sustainable energy, Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Station Complex. Morocco, Maghreb North Africa.

Analysis: BP significantly upgrades its global outlook for wind and solar – again

BP, the oil and gas major, has significantly increased its global outlook for wind and solar energy. ... Read More

Renewables | Feb 21. 2018.
DEHDW7 Power plant, Mexico.

New study questions impact of ending fossil fuel subsidies

Ending the world’s fossil fuel subsidies would reduce global CO2 emissions by 0.5 to 2.2 gigatonnes (Gt) per year by 2030, a new study says. ... Read More

Oil and gas | Feb 7. 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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