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Onshore windfarm, Eaglesham Moor, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. Credit: Clynt Garnham Renewable Energy / Alamy Stock Photo. BCBYYF

Six charts show mixed progress for UK renewables

Onshore and offshore wind power rose by 34% last year in the UK compared to 2016, new government statistics show. ... Read More

Renewables | Jul 30. 2018.
Cleaning solar panels in Gujarat Solar Park, Gujarat, India. Credit: Ashley Cooper pics / Alamy Stock Photo. DRARW5

IEA: Renewables investment in India topped fossil fuels for first time in 2017

Investment in renewable power in India topped fossil fuels for the first time in 2017, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). ... Read More

Renewables | Jul 17. 2018.
Chris Stark, Chef Exectutive, Committee on Climate Change. Credit: Carbon Brief

The Carbon Brief Interview: Chris Stark

Chris Stark has been the chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) since April 2018. The CCC is the UK government’s official climate... Read More

Interviews | Jul 12. 2018.
People enjoying the hot weather on Skegness Pier, UK, with offshore windfarms in distance. 2 July 2018. Credit: Steven Booth/Alamy Live News. P6R55H

CCC: New UK renewables ‘could be cheaper than existing gas plants by 2030’

It could be cheaper for the UK to build new wind and solar farms in the 2020s than to keep running some existing gas plants, according to the... Read More

Renewables | Jul 6. 2018.
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.
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