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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.
Close-up of a wind turbine rotor set against a blue, cloudy sky in England. Photo: Steve Goacher

Analysis: UK wind generated more electricity than coal in 2016

The UK generated more electricity from wind than from coal in the full calendar year of 2016, Carbon Brief analysis shows. ... Read More

Energy | Jan 5. 2017.
A handful of black oil rich sand from Alberta Canada.

Guest post: Five ways the Paris Agreement can address oversupply of fossil fuels

Michael Lazarus is a senior scientist and US Center director at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), based in Seattle. Harro van Asselt is a... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 22. 2016.
Stationary coal train is passed by a freight train , Virginia, US

Analysis: IEA cuts coal growth outlook in half as China peaks

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has dramatically scaled back its outlook for coal demand growth over the next 25 years, Carbon Brief analysis... Read More

Coal | Nov 16. 2016.
stone crushers in India

'Coal doesn't benefit the poor': Dan Kammen on energy access and poverty

The role of coal in poverty reduction is contentious. The Overseas Development Institute's recent Beyond Coal report argues that better options are... Read More

Interviews | Nov 4. 2016.
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Analysis: How have the IEA's renewable forecasts changed?

Renewable energy capacity is growing more rapidly than expected, says the International Energy Agency (IEA), overtaking coal for the first time. ... Read More

Renewables | Oct 26. 2016.
Oil worker pointing with his finger to oil field equipment

In-depth: How can fossil fuel supplies be constrained?

Academics gathered in Oxford this week to discuss how to constrain fossil fuel supply as part of efforts to tackle climate change. ... Read More

Oil and gas | Sep 28. 2016.
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