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A liquified natural gas carrier ship off the coast of Trinidad and Tobago. Credit: Altin Osmanaj / Alamy Stock Photo.

In-depth: BP data reveals record CO2 emissions in 2018 driven by surging use of gas

Last year saw record levels of CO2 emissions, gas and oil use, and installations of renewable energy, according to new global data from oil giant BP. ... Read More

Global emissions | Jun 12. 2019.
Engineers work on a wind turbine at the Theppana wind farm in Chaiyaphum province, Thailand. Credit: Asian Development Bank / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

IEA: Low-carbon spending must ‘more than double’ to meet climate goals

Investment in low-carbon energy sources, such as wind, solar and nuclear, must more than double by 2030 if the world is to meet its Paris Agreement... Read More

Renewables | May 14. 2019.
Open coal cut mine, Hunter Valley, Australia. Credit: Jeremy Buckingham (CC BY 2.0).

Australian election 2019: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

Update 21/05/2019: After an election in which climate change was assumed to be a crucial deciding factor, the ruling Liberal-National Coalition... Read More

Rest of world policy | Apr 29. 2019.
London Array windfarm.

Analysis: Half of UK’s electricity to be renewable by 2025

Close to half of the UK’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2025, according to Carbon Brief analysis of new government projections. ... Read More

Renewables | Apr 12. 2019.
Australia. Background image: Ingo Oeland / Alamy Stock Photo.

The Carbon Brief Profile: Australia

In the seventh article of a series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at Australia’s complex climate politics... Read More

Country profiles | Apr 5. 2019.
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The Carbon Brief Profile: Indonesia

In the sixth article of a series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at Indonesia’s efforts to curb... Read More

Country profiles | Mar 27. 2019.
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The Carbon Brief Profile: India

In the fifth article of a series explaining how large emitters are positioned to tackle climate change, Carbon Brief sets out India’s key policy... Read More

Country profiles | Mar 14. 2019.
A coal-fired power station in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China. Credit: Eye Ubiquitous / Alamy Stock Photo. AM0WMF

Guest post: China’s CO2 emissions grew slower than expected in 2018

Dr Jan Ivar Korsbakken and Robbie Andrew are senior researchers in climate economics at the CICERO Center for International Climate Research in... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 5. 2019.
Electrolysis facility

Renewable hydrogen ‘already cost competitive’, say researchers

Hydrogen produced using renewable electricity is “already cost competitive” in niche applications, a new paper says, adding that it is likely to... Read More

Renewables | Feb 25. 2019.
High voltage transmission lines in the desert, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Credit: Agencja Fotograficzna Caro / Alamy Stock Photo. A6JFAW

Analysis: BP’s outlook for fossil fuels could be undermined by slowing energy demand

Global energy demand will continue to increase as a result of human development in the world’s poorest countries, says oil and gas major BP in its... Read More

Energy | Feb 15. 2019.
Black Law Wind Farm, Scotland, UK. Credit: Ian Rutherford / Alamy Stock Photo. FF4HF2

Analysis: Why the UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990

The UK’s CO2 emissions peaked in the year 1973 and have declined by around 38% since 1990, faster than any other major developed country. ... Read More

UK emissions | Feb 4. 2019.
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