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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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Analysis: UK electricity generation in 2018 falls to lowest level since 1994

The amount of electricity generated in the UK last year fell to its lowest level in a quarter century, Carbon Brief analysis shows. ... Read More

UK emissions | Jan 3. 2019.
Wind turbines line the horizon behind Bada Bagh in Rajasthan, India. Credit: Prisma by Dukas Presseagentur GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo. DY917M

Guest post: Ten charts show how the world is progressing on clean energy

Dr Iain Staffell is a senior lecturer in sustainable energy at Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy. He leads the Electric... Read More

Guest posts | Dec 11. 2018.
KD9KY5 The Pavilion, a timber framed building under construction at Spinningfields, Manchester, UK.

CCC: UK should ‘move away’ from large-scale biomass burning

The UK should not give support to any new large-scale biomass power plants unless they include carbon capture and storage (CCS), according to the... Read More

Energy | Nov 15. 2018.
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Budget 2018: Key climate and energy announcements

Philip Hammond, the chancellor, has delivered his last budget before the UK is set to leave the EU in March 2019. It was a lengthy speech full of... Read More

UK policy | Oct 30. 2018.
Ras Tanura oil refinery, Saudi Arabia. Credit: Tom Hanley / Alamy Stock Photo. A9EG3T

IEA: Clean energy transition makes reforms 'inescapable' for oil states

A changing energy system is posing “critical questions” for many of the world’s largest oil and gas producing countries, the International... Read More

Oil and gas | Oct 25. 2018.
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The Carbon Brief Profile: South Africa

In the fourth article in a series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at South Africa’s heavy dependence on... Read More

Country profiles | Oct 15. 2018.
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IEA: Bioenergy to lead growth in renewables over next five years

“Modern” bioenergy will lead the global expansion of renewable energy up to 2023, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in its latest... Read More

Renewables | Oct 8. 2018.
Production of a wind turbine generator at Daman Enercon India Ltd. Credit: Joerg Boethling / Alamy Stock Photo. C5WWNX

Guest post: India's emissions will double at most by 2030

Navroz K Dubash is a professor and Ankit Bhardwaj is a senior research associate at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)’s Initiative on Climate,... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 22. 2018.
Onshore windfarm, Eaglesham Moor, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. Credit: Clynt Garnham Renewable Energy / Alamy Stock Photo. BCBYYF

Six charts show mixed progress for UK renewables

Onshore and offshore wind power rose by 34% last year in the UK compared to 2016, new government statistics show. ... Read More

Renewables | Jul 30. 2018.
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