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Close-up of a wind turbine rotor set against a blue, cloudy sky in England. Photo: Steve Goacher

Analysis: UK wind generated more electricity than coal in 2016

The UK generated more electricity from wind than from coal in the full calendar year of 2016, Carbon Brief analysis shows. ... Read More

Energy | Jan 5. 2017.
An ex-miner at an abandoned coal mine in Romania

Clean energy: The challenge of achieving a 'just transition' for workers

Tackling climate change is good for the economy, good for business and good for people. This is the narrative often pushed out by campaigners,... Read More

People | Jan 4. 2017.
Solar panels on rooftops, Minneapolis

Solar panels have been benefitting the climate 'since 2011'

In 2011, solar power reached a tipping point. This was the year when the solar industry had saved more greenhouse gases than it emitted. ... Read More

Renewables | Dec 6. 2016.
Miguel Arias Cañete, EU commissioner for climate action and energy

EU energy package: What it means for coal, renewables and efficiency

The literature on EU energy regulations got longer by about a thousand pages yesterday, as the European Commission put forward its vision for... Read More

EU policy | Dec 1. 2016.
Orange electric car on charge, London, England, UK

Autumn statement 2016: Key climate and energy announcements

There were high hopes that today's autumn statement, the Treasury's second set of budgetary announcements for the year, would provide clarity on a... Read More

UK policy | Nov 23. 2016.
Stationary coal train is passed by a freight train , Virginia, US

Analysis: IEA cuts coal growth outlook in half as China peaks

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has dramatically scaled back its outlook for coal demand growth over the next 25 years, Carbon Brief analysis... Read More

Coal | Nov 16. 2016.
stone crushers in India

'Coal doesn't benefit the poor': Dan Kammen on energy access and poverty

The role of coal in poverty reduction is contentious. The Overseas Development Institute's recent Beyond Coal report argues that better options are... Read More

Interviews | Nov 4. 2016.
Credit: Getty Images

Analysis: How have the IEA's renewable forecasts changed?

Renewable energy capacity is growing more rapidly than expected, says the International Energy Agency (IEA), overtaking coal for the first time. ... Read More

Renewables | Oct 26. 2016.
Wind turbines near Workington (Cumbria, England, UK)

Analysis: The impact of La Niña on UK wind power

A comment piece in the Times earlier this week appeared to make a troubling prediction for the UK wind industry this winter. It warned the arrival of... Read More

Energy | Oct 21. 2016.
National Audit Office

Renewables forecast contradicts government claim on controlling costs

The expected future cost of subsidies for renewables has increased, previously unpublished government forecasts show. ... Read More

Energy | Oct 19. 2016.
A row of colourful beach huts.

Analysis: UK solar beats coal over half a year

The UK's solar panels generated more electricity than coal across the past six months combined, Carbon Brief analysis shows, rounding off a historic... Read More

Science | Features | Oct 4. 2016.
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