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Burgos wind farm, Burgos, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Credit: 500px / Alamy Stock Photo. M2KM0F

Clean energy investment ‘must be 50% higher’ to limit warming to 1.5C

An extra $460bn per year needs to be invested on the low-carbon economy globally over the next 12 years to limit global warming to 1.5C, a new paper... Read More

Renewables | Jun 18. 2018.
Yosu Gas ship on Huangpu river before the skyline of Pudong, Shanghai, China.

In-depth: BP’s global data for 2017 shows record highs for coal and renewables

Renewable energy grew by the largest amount ever last year, while coal-fired electricity also reached a record high, according to new global data from... Read More

Global emissions | Jun 15. 2018.
FBGE72 wind farm alternative energy turbines landscape uk

UK onshore wind energy potential could ‘rise by 10%’ with 1.5C warming

Wind energy in the UK could increase by 10% if the world warms to 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures, a new study finds. ... Read More

Renewables | May 17. 2018.
Night view of Eminonu waterfront, Sultanahmet and the Golden Horn, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009. Credit: Rawdon Wyatt / Alamy Stock Photo. BCD91A

The Carbon Brief Profile: Turkey

In the second article of a new series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at Turkey’s rising emissions and its... Read More

Features | May 3. 2018.
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.
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