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D9MWA9 The Bundestag in Berlin, Germany.

German election 2017: Where the parties stand on energy and climate change

Germany goes to the polls this Sunday and current chancellor Angela Merkel is set to win a fourth term. ... Read More

Energy | EU emissions | Sep 21. 2017.
Double-glazing windows being installed on conservatory roof

Energy efficiency policies 'could save UK homes £270', report finds

UK homeowners could cut their yearly bills by hundreds of pounds by making their properties more energy efficient, a new report says. ... Read More

Energy | Sep 6. 2017.
Electric kettle and cup

Factcheck: Misleading headlines about electric car charging while boiling the kettle

Since the UK government announced plans to ban petrol and diesel sales from 2040, the shift to electric cars has attracted a lot of negative media... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 23. 2017.
HWR28E Caudrilla Exploration Site, Blackpool, UK. 4th April, 2017. Heavy Police presence in response to demonstrators that continue to picket the area around the fracking for shale gas approved site in Westby-by Plumpton, in Lancashire as work continues at the first horizontal fracking site in the UK for shale gas extraction. The government approved energy firm Cuadrilla's plans to frack at the Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton in October last year. Credit; MediaWorldImages/AlamyLiveNews

Q&A: The return of UK fracking and what it could mean for the climate

The UK could soon see its first use of hydraulic fracturing since 2011. ... Read More

Technology | Aug 16. 2017.

Analysis: Why US carbon emissions have fallen 14% since 2005

Before 2005, US carbon emissions were marching upwards year after year, with little sign of slowing down. After this point, they fell quickly,... Read More

Emissions | Aug 15. 2017.
C37PD5 Giant plug and socket electrical sculpture London UK.

In-depth: The challenges facing the Dieter Helm 'energy cost' review

The UK government has asked Prof Dieter Helm, an economist at the University of Oxford, to carry out an energy cost review and report back by the end... Read More

UK policy | Aug 8. 2017.
Electric car charging station cable hooked up to recharging bollard London UK

Analysis: Switch to electric vehicles would add just 10% to UK power demand

Earlier this week, UK environment secretary Michael Gove announced plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. ... Read More

UK policy | Jul 27. 2017.
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.
A domestic smart meter sat in front of a kettle.

In-depth: How a smart flexible grid could save the UK £40bn

A smart, flexible electricity grid could help the UK cut carbon more cheaply, saving up to £40bn between now and 2050. ... Read More

Technology | Jul 25. 2017.
AG36E7 Back yard operation to process used cooking oil for use as fuel in diesel vehicles at Burry Port Carmarthenshire West Wales UK

In-depth: The challenge of using biofuels to cut transport emissions

Liquid biofuels still have a significant role to play in meeting the UK’s climate change targets, a new report says. ... Read More

Technology | Jul 19. 2017.
Climeworks direct air capture plant founders Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher onsite

The Swiss company hoping to capture 1% of global CO2 emissions by 2025

On the roof of a waste incinerator outside Zurich, the Swiss firm Climeworks has built the world's first commercial plant to suck CO2 directly from... Read More

Technology | Jun 22. 2017.
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