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Offshore windfarm near Seaton Carew beach, County Durham, UK. Credit: Islandstock / Alamy Stock Photo. PYWFWF

Analysis: UK renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels for first time

In the third quarter of 2019, the UK’s windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants generated more electricity than the combined output from... Read More

Renewables | Oct 14. 2019.

The Carbon Brief Profile: Canada

In the latest article in a series on how some of the world’s key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief considers Canada’s... Read More

Country profiles | Oct 8. 2019.
The blade of a wind turbine from the nacelle, in the Walney offshore wind farm, Cumbria, UK.

Analysis: Record-low price for UK offshore wind cheaper than existing gas plants by 2023

The UK is to get its first subsidy-free offshore windfarms after the government awarded contracts today for nearly 6 gigawatts (GW) of capacity, at... Read More

Renewables | Sep 20. 2019.
An array of solar troughs in the North American southwest desert - California, USA

Solar power could replace all US hydro dams using ‘just 13% of the space’

Banks of solar panels would be able to replace every electricity-producing dam in the US using just 13% of the space, according to a new study. ... Read More

Renewables | Aug 26. 2019.
Solar panels in front of Shanghai skyline. Credit: Yong nian Gui / Alamy Stock Photo. HT79MD

Solar now ‘cheaper than grid electricity’ in every Chinese city, study finds

Solar power has become cheaper than grid electricity across China, a development that could boost the prospects of industrial and commercial solar,... Read More

Renewables | Aug 12. 2019.
A woman waters her crops near a river in Vientiane, Laos. Credit: Joerg Boethling / Alamy Stock Photo. W18X5B

Guest post: Understanding the water-energy-food nexus in a warming climate

Prof Declan Conway is a professorial research fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 7. 2019.
Grangemouth oil refinery complex on the Firth of Forth

Analysis: UK primary energy use in 2018 was the lowest in half a century

Falling energy use and surging offshore wind are among the trends revealed in the latest round of government figures on the energy flowing through the... Read More

UK policy | Aug 1. 2019.
Aerial view of a windfarm in Germany. Credit: Leonid Andronov / Alamy Stock Photo.

Europe ‘could get 10 times’ its electricity needs from onshore wind, study says

An increased rollout of onshore wind turbines across Europe could technically provide the continent with more than 10 times its existing electricity... Read More

Renewables | Jul 5. 2019.
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.
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