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F66Y77 Gas flame heating hot air balloon to help it rise.

Guest post: Is gas a bridge to nowhere for UK climate policy?

Steve Pye is a principal research associate at the UCL Energy Institute, specialising in energy systems analysis. ... Read More

Guest posts | Dec 5. 2017.
A30C8F Electricity Insulators on power line on electricity grid

Guest post: ‘Keeping lights on’ is not just about increasing supply

Dr Aidan Rhodes is a research fellow at Imperial College London and is part of the Energy Futures Lab team, working on delivering their Briefing Paper... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 28. 2017.
F1HEX0 Worker looking out from ship to offshore wind farm and construction ship.

Autumn Budget 2017: Key climate and energy announcements

Philip Hammond, the UK’s chancellor, has delivered his second budget this year in a speech to parliament high on post-Brexit optimism and green... Read More

UK policy | Nov 22. 2017.
A13E85 Benxi Steel Plant China,

Analysis: Global CO2 emissions set to rise 2% in 2017 after three-year ‘plateau’

Over the past three years, global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels have remained relatively flat. However, early estimates from the Global Carbon... Read More

Global emissions | Nov 13. 2017.
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.
D9MWA9 The Bundestag in Berlin, Germany.

German election 2017: Where the parties stand on energy and climate change

Germany goes to the polls this Sunday and current chancellor Angela Merkel is set to win a fourth term. ... Read More

Energy | EU emissions | Sep 21. 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.
HWR28E Caudrilla Exploration Site, Blackpool, UK. 4th April, 2017. Heavy Police presence in response to demonstrators that continue to picket the area around the fracking for shale gas approved site in Westby-by Plumpton, in Lancashire as work continues at the first horizontal fracking site in the UK for shale gas extraction. The government approved energy firm Cuadrilla's plans to frack at the Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton in October last year. Credit; MediaWorldImages/AlamyLiveNews

Q&A: The return of UK fracking and what it could mean for the climate

The UK could soon see its first use of hydraulic fracturing since 2011. ... Read More

Technology | Aug 16. 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.
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