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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.
EFCK0B Swaftham, Norfolk, UK. 31st Jan, 2015. Wind Turbine in the snow 31st Jan 2015 3pm Swaffham, Norfolk

UK wind power can help meet peak winter demand, study says

Wind power can make an important contribution to the UK’s electricity supply even in the depths of winter when demand is highest, a new study says. ... Read More

Renewables | Jun 16. 2017.
Enercon wind turbine E-126 with 6 MW in harbour and view on Hamburg City

In-depth: New BP data shows emissions flat in 2016 with record rise in renewables

The world added a record amount of energy from renewable sources in 2016 and global coal use fell again, according to the 2017 BP Statistical Review... Read More

Global emissions | Jun 14. 2017.
Aberdeen, the oil capital of Scotland

Explainer: The challenge of defining fossil fuel subsidies

Just over a year ago, the G7 group of nations pledged to end all “inefficient fossil fuel subsidies” by 2025. ... Read More

Explainers | Jun 12. 2017.

Election 2017: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

Update 9/6/2017: Following the news today that the Conservatives failed to secure a majority of MPs in parliament, prime minister Theresa May has... Read More

UK policy | May 16. 2017.

Cut fossil fuel use 'dramatically' to meet climate goals, says Shell-backed report

The use of fossil fuel, particularly coal and oil, must decline "sharply" if the world is to meet the goals of the Paris accord, according to a new... Read More

Oil and gas | Apr 25. 2017.
Workers install solar panels on the roofs of the Hongqiao Passenger Rail Terminal in Shanghai, China, 19 May 2010. Credit: Jiri Rezac/The Climate Group.

Renewables growth breaks records again despite fall in investment

Falling costs allowed the world to add record new renewable capacity even as investment fell, according to a new report. ... Read More

Renewables | Apr 6. 2017.
Morocco’s Noor-Ouarzazate solar complex

Renewable electricity in Africa could outstrip demand in 2030, study says

Africa has huge untapped resources for renewable energy, with the potential for electricity generated from wind and solar to surpass total projected... Read More

Renewables | Apr 6. 2017.
UK Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy entrance

Analysis: Dramatic shift in UK government outlook for gas and clean energy

The future UK electricity mix will have more renewables, batteries and interconnectors than expected, according to long-awaited new government... Read More

UK policy | Mar 22. 2017.
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