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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.
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.
The 110 Harbour Freeway and Downtown Los Angeles skyline, California, United States of America, North America

Explainer: California's new 'cap-and-trade' scheme to cut emissions

Last month, California’s politicians agreed a new cap-and-trade bill to help curb the state's emissions. This week, governor Jerry Brown signed it... Read More

US Policy | Jul 28. 2017.
Mating of Hywind Scotland wind turbine, operation performed by Saipem 7000, 21/06/2017.

Q&A: How viable are floating offshore windfarms?

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the world’s first floating windfarm is currently being installed off the coast of Peterhead in... Read More

Renewables | Jul 27. 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.
CMBRNC Oxford, UK. 13th July 2012. Amory Lovins Chairman and Chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute, ReSource 2 day conference, discussing and challenging preconceptions about the current political and economic systems, 250 global leaders in business, finance, academia and politics starting a new conversation on managing natural resources longer term thinking and aligning people and profit. ReSource is founded by The Rothschild Foundation, University of Oxford and Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Hosted at University of Oxford's Examination Schools, Oxford, UK.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Amory Lovins

Amory Lovins is the co-founder and chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. He has served as energy advisor to major firms and governments in... Read More

Interviews | Jul 4. 2017.
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