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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.
Ratcliffe on Soar coal fired power station. Ratcliffe, Nottinghamshire, UK

Six charts show UK's progress on low-carbon energy slowing down

Coal supplied less than 10% of UK energy in 2016, probably its lowest share in hundreds of years. Yet progress in cutting demand and growing... Read More

Energy | Jul 31. 2017.
BM3870 Coal Fired Power station

Seven charts show why the IEA thinks coal investment has already peaked

Global investment in coal-fired power plants is set to decline "dramatically" after passing an all-time high during the past several years, says the... Read More

Coal | Jul 11. 2017.
Enercon wind turbine E-126 with 6 MW in harbour and view on Hamburg City

In-depth: New BP data shows emissions flat in 2016 with record rise in renewables

The world added a record amount of energy from renewable sources in 2016 and global coal use fell again, according to the 2017 BP Statistical Review... Read More

Global emissions | Jun 14. 2017.
Aberdeen, the oil capital of Scotland

Explainer: The challenge of defining fossil fuel subsidies

Just over a year ago, the G7 group of nations pledged to end all “inefficient fossil fuel subsidies” by 2025. ... Read More

Explainers | Jun 12. 2017.

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

Update 9/6/2017: Following the news today that the Conservatives failed to secure a majority of MPs in parliament, prime minister Theresa May has... Read More

UK policy | May 16. 2017.
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