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A crop of Elephant Grass (Miscanthus) growing in a field in Worcestershire, England, UK. Credit: John James / Alamy Stock Photo. BDPD0M

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.
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.
C5GY5X Electric vehicle, van. Powered by electricity. Charging the batteries.

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.
Teenagers taking a selfie looking out over the city in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: Hugh Mitton / Alamy Stock Photo. G23XN7

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.
Newly planted field of trees in plastic protective tubes, Suffolk, UK. Credit: geogphotos / Alamy Stock Photo. CN10J3

Guest post: Seven key things to know about ‘negative emissions’

Prof Jan Minx is head of the applied sustainability science working group at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 1. 2018.
Gothenburg cityscape. Credit: Johner Images / Alamy Stock Photo. D949PE

Negative emissions: Scientists meet in Sweden for first international conference

This week, Gothenburg in Sweden played host to the first international conference on “negative emissions”. ... Read More

Technology | May 25. 2018.
Tropical forest, Martinique Island, Caribbean Sea, France. Credit: David Giral / Alamy Stock Photo. D3C8D3

Analysis: How ‘natural climate solutions’ can reduce the need for BECCS

To limit global warming in 2100 to below 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, many scientists assume that the large-scale use of negative emissions in... Read More

1.5C | May 21. 2018.
Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, Germany. Novarc Images / Alamy Stock Photo. H46R0E

Explainer: Six ideas to limit global warming with solar geoengineering

Scientists agree that cutting global greenhouse emissions as soon as possible will be key to tackling global warming. But, with global emissions still... Read More

Geoengineering | May 9. 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.
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