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‘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.
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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.
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Direct CO2 capture machines could use ‘a quarter of global energy’ in 2100

Machines that suck CO2 directly from the air could cut the cost of meeting global climate goals, a new study finds, but they would need as much as a... Read More

Negative emissions | Jul 22. 2019.
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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.
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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The Carbon Brief Profile: Indonesia

In the sixth article of a series on how key emitters are responding to climate change, Carbon Brief looks at Indonesia’s efforts to curb... Read More

Country profiles | Mar 27. 2019.
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Guest post: China’s CO2 emissions grew slower than expected in 2018

Dr Jan Ivar Korsbakken and Robbie Andrew are senior researchers in climate economics at the CICERO Center for International Climate Research in... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 5. 2019.
Electrolysis facility

Renewable hydrogen ‘already cost competitive’, say researchers

Hydrogen produced using renewable electricity is “already cost competitive” in niche applications, a new paper says, adding that it is likely to... Read More

Renewables | Feb 25. 2019.
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Analysis: BP’s outlook for fossil fuels could be undermined by slowing energy demand

Global energy demand will continue to increase as a result of human development in the world’s poorest countries, says oil and gas major BP in its... Read More

Energy | Feb 15. 2019.
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Eight charts show how ‘aggressive’ railway expansion could cut emissions

Global transport emissions could peak in the 2030s if railways are “aggressively” expanded, says the International Energy Agency (IEA). ... Read More

Emissions | Jan 30. 2019.
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Guest post: Ten charts show how the world is progressing on clean energy

Dr Iain Staffell is a senior lecturer in sustainable energy at Imperial College London’s Centre for Environmental Policy. He leads the Electric... Read More

Guest posts | Dec 11. 2018.
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