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High voltage transmission lines in the desert, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Credit: Agencja Fotograficzna Caro / Alamy Stock Photo. A6JFAW

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.
A bullet train runs on the Xi'an-Chengdu high-speed railway line in Shaanxi Province, China. Credit: Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo. PC6B12

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.
Wind turbines line the horizon behind Bada Bagh in Rajasthan, India. Credit: Prisma by Dukas Presseagentur GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo. DY917M

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.
KD9KY5 The Pavilion, a timber framed building under construction at Spinningfields, Manchester, UK.

CCC: UK should ‘move away’ from large-scale biomass burning

The UK should not give support to any new large-scale biomass power plants unless they include carbon capture and storage (CCS), according to the... Read More

Energy | Nov 15. 2018.
Sir John Armitt at the Global Engineering Congress, London. Credit: Tom Prater / Carbon Brief.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Sir John Armitt

Sir John Armitt is the chair of the National Infrastructure Commission. He was awarded a CBE for his services to the rail industry in 2007 and a... Read More

Interviews | Nov 13. 2018.
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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.
MJEHBB Sugar cane plantation is harvested

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.
EFA7E6 A builder directs wet concrete from a cement truck into the foundations of a large building.

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.
Stones used to block a gulley and prevent further erosion of moorland peat on Kinder Scout, Derbyshire, Peak District, UK. Credit: Martyn Williams / Alamy Stock Photo. M7RHP3

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.
CRNDGA Willow Coppice Plantation half harvested near Carlisle, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, UK

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.
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.
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