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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.
Morocco’s Noor-Ouarzazate solar complex

Renewable electricity in Africa could outstrip demand in 2030, study says

Africa has huge untapped resources for renewable energy, with the potential for electricity generated from wind and solar to surpass total projected... Read More

Renewables | Apr 6. 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.
Meenakshi Dewan tends to maintenance work on the solar street lighting in her village of Tinginaput, India.

Seven things that need to happen to keep global temperature rise below 2C

In late 2015, the world agreed to limit the global temperature rise to “well below 2C”. Ever since the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate... Read More

Global temperature | Mar 21. 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.
Biofuel boiler house, storage of wood chips

Biomass subsidies 'not fit for purpose', says Chatham House

Subsidies should end for many types of biomass, a new Chatham House report argues, because they are failing to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read More

Technology | Feb 23. 2017.
The BritNed cable on its reel, that forms the interconnector between the UK and the Netherlands

In-depth: The whole system costs of renewables

Dramatic cost reductions mean wind and solar can now compete on price with conventional sources of energy in many parts of the world, including the... Read More

Renewables | Feb 22. 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.

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.
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