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Student learns about solar power.

In-depth: IEA predicts rise of cheap renewables and China’s move away from coal

The global energy system is in a state of flux. Renewables are experiencing rapid deployment and steep pricefalls. A growing portion of global energy... Read More

Renewables | Nov 15. 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.
D7A75P Mother with a solar panel in Lira District, Uganda, East Africa.

Renewables will give more people access to electricity than coal, says IEA

Around the world, more than a billion people still lack access to electricity. ... Read More

Renewables | Oct 19. 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.
FB1CPX Female workers in solar panel assembly factory, Solar Valley, Dezhou, China

IEA: Renewable electricity set to grow 40% globally by 2022

The world’s renewable electricity capacity is set to rise sharply over the next five years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says, expanding... Read More

Renewables | Oct 4. 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.
BYPJT7 Solar panel, extreme close-up

Guest Post: Why solar keeps being underestimated

Dr Felix Creutzig is chair of sustainability economics of human settlements at the Technical University Berlin and is head of a working group on land... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 25. 2017.
Electric kettle and cup

Factcheck: Misleading headlines about electric car charging while boiling the kettle

Since the UK government announced plans to ban petrol and diesel sales from 2040, the shift to electric cars has attracted a lot of negative media... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 23. 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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