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PSA International Brani Container Terminal with the CBD skyline, Brani Island, Singapore. Credit: Jason Knott / Alamy Stock Photo. FGRPBF

Explainer: How ‘Shared Socioeconomic Pathways’ explore future climate change

Over the past few years, an international team of climate scientists, economists and energy systems modellers have built a range of new “pathways”... Read More

Climate modelling | Apr 19. 2018.
A pond to extract lithium from salt in Atacama Desert, North of Chile. Credit: Diego Giudice / Alamy Stock Photo. BNKX1X

Explainer: These six metals are key to a low-carbon future

The deployment of renewables and electric vehicles is expected to skyrocket as the world strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read More

Technology | Apr 12. 2018.
K06G46 Chengde, China. 22nd Aug, 2017. Aerial photography of solar power plant station in Chengde, north China's Hebei Province. Credit: SIPA Asia/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News.

Global solar capacity grew faster than fossil fuels in 2017, says report

For the first time in 2017, global solar capacity grew faster than all fossil fuels combined, including coal, oil and gas-fired power stations. ... Read More

Renewables | Apr 5. 2018.
Multi Crystalline solar cells, Shell Solar, Germany. Credit: Friedrich Stark / Alamy Stock Photo A3FNKY

In-depth: Is Shell’s new climate scenario as ‘radical’ as it says?

This week, Shell published a “radical” new climate change scenario, showing how the world could meet the “well-below 2C” goal of the Paris... Read More

Energy | Mar 29. 2018.
The construction of Sandbank offshore windfarm.

Q&A: What does ‘subsidy-free’ renewables actually mean?

Recent announcements in the UK and across the rest of Europe seem to be ushering in a new era of “subsidy-free” renewables, which can be deployed... Read More

Renewables | Mar 27. 2018.
Coal workers in the village of Fengjie, working on the Three Gorges Dam project in Hubei province. Credit: FLUEELER URS / Alamy Stock Photo. GDWBB2

Guest post: China’s CO2 emissions grew less than expected in 2017

Dr Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Robbie Andrew and Dr Glen Peters are senior researchers at CICERO Center for International Climate Research in Norway. ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 8. 2018.

The Carbon Brief Profile: Brazil

In the first of a new series explaining how key emitters are positioned to tackle climate change, Carbon Brief sets out Brazil’s key policy... Read More

Features | Mar 7. 2018.
JT0C8A Solar thermal sustainable energy, Noor Ouarzazate Concentrated Solar Power Station Complex. Morocco, Maghreb North Africa.

Analysis: BP significantly upgrades its global outlook for wind and solar – again

BP, the oil and gas major, has significantly increased its global outlook for wind and solar energy. ... Read More

Renewables | Feb 21. 2018.
DEHDW7 Power plant, Mexico.

New study questions impact of ending fossil fuel subsidies

Ending the world’s fossil fuel subsidies would reduce global CO2 emissions by 0.5 to 2.2 gigatonnes (Gt) per year by 2030, a new study says. ... Read More

Oil and gas | Feb 7. 2018.
Steel Worker welds component for Oil and Shipping industry in UK Factory, near Aberdeen Scotland. Credit: Scott-Ray Johnson / Alamy Stock Photo DDRN2F

In-depth: Renewables are ‘key’ to lower UK industrial electricity prices

Onshore wind is key to securing lower industrial electricity prices for the UK, a new report says. ... Read More

Renewables | Feb 5. 2018.
EM6TE7 Two maintenace men work on a wind turbine in northern Poland near Kobylnica during the winter.

The EU got less electricity from coal than renewables in 2017

For the first time, the European Union generated more electricity from wind, solar and biomass than from coal in 2017, according to new analysis from... Read More

EU emissions | Jan 30. 2018.
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