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Long exposure sunset over German highway along power plant , Germany Credit: Zoonar GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo

‘Profound shifts’ underway in energy system, says IEA World Energy Outlook

The world’s CO2 emissions are set to continue rising for decades unless there is greater ambition on climate change, despite the “profound... Read More

Energy | Nov 13. 2019.
Wind farm in Jaisalmer, India. Credit: Prisma by Dukas Presseagentur GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo. DY917K

Analysis: India’s CO2 emissions growth poised to slow sharply in 2019

Lauri Myllyvirta is an energy and air pollution analyst covering air pollution and fossil-fuel trends globally. Sunil Dahiya is an analyst with... Read More

Rest of world emissions | Oct 24. 2019.
Rooftop solar panels in Changjiang village, China. Credit: Imaginechina Limited / Alamy Stock Photo. WA9NTN

Analysis: Renewables could match coal power within 5 years, IEA reveals

Renewable sources of electricity are set for rapid growth over the next five years, which could see them match the output of the world’s coal-fired... Read More

Renewables | Oct 21. 2019.
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.
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