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The Carbon Brief Profile: South Africa

In the fourth article in a series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at South Africa’s heavy dependence on... Read More

Country profiles | Oct 15. 2018.
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IEA: Bioenergy to lead growth in renewables over next five years

“Modern” bioenergy will lead the global expansion of renewable energy up to 2023, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in its latest... Read More

Renewables | Oct 8. 2018.
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Q&A: Why cement emissions matter for climate change

If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter in the world. ... Read More

Emissions | Sep 13. 2018.
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UK could become ‘net zero by 2050’ using negative emissions

The UK could cut its emissions to “net-zero” within the next three decades by stepping up investment into technologies that can remove CO2 from... Read More

Negative emissions | Sep 12. 2018.
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Guest post: Six key policy challenges to achieving ‘negative emissions’ with BECCS

Dr Clair Gough and Dr Sarah Mander are senior research fellows at the University of Manchester and Dr Naomi Vaughan is a senior lecturer at the... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 28. 2018.
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Guest post: Why BECCS might not produce ‘negative’ emissions after all

Dr Anna Harper is a research fellow and lecturer in climate science in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 14. 2018.
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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.
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Rapid rise of UK electric vehicles sees National Grid double its 2040 forecast

There could be as many as 36m electric vehicles (EVs) on UK roads by 2040, double the number expected just a year ago. ... Read More

Technology | Jul 12. 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.
Boundary Dam coal fired power plant with carbon capture facilities, Saskatchewan, Canada. Credit: All Canada Photos / Alamy Stock Photo. CFD8GA

World can ‘safely’ store billions of tonnes of CO2 underground

Storing billions of tonnes of CO2 underground would be a “safe and effective” way to help limit the effects of climate change, a new study says. ... Read More

Technology | Jun 12. 2018.
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World can limit global warming to 1.5C by ‘improving energy efficiency’

It is possible to limit global warming to 1.5C and achieve many of the sustainable development goals without “negative emissions technologies”, a... Read More

1.5C | Jun 4. 2018.
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