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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.
EFCK0B Swaftham, Norfolk, UK. 31st Jan, 2015. Wind Turbine in the snow 31st Jan 2015 3pm Swaffham, Norfolk

UK wind power can help meet peak winter demand, study says

Wind power can make an important contribution to the UK’s electricity supply even in the depths of winter when demand is highest, a new study says. ... Read More

Renewables | Jun 16. 2017.
Outdated Coal Plant NiederauBem With Stop Sign

IEA: World can reach 'net zero' emissions by 2060 to meet Paris climate goals

Global emissions can be pushed down to "net zero" by 2060 to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, says the International Energy Agency... Read More

Global emissions | Jun 6. 2017.
Typical of wet country paths in winter, this one bears the imprint of recent passing traffic. A dead oak leaf has been blown onto the dark, sodden, muddy path, where its outline is highlighted.

UK launches 'world first' research programme into negative emissions

The UK has launched a £8.6m national research programme on how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It is thought to be the world's first... Read More

Technology | Apr 21. 2017.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Michael Gerrard

Michael Gerrard is the Andrew Sabin professor of professional practice at Columbia Law School in New York, where he teaches courses on environmental... Read More

Interviews | Apr 19. 2017.
Workers install solar panels on the roofs of the Hongqiao Passenger Rail Terminal in Shanghai, China, 19 May 2010. Credit: Jiri Rezac/The Climate Group.

Renewables growth breaks records again despite fall in investment

Falling costs allowed the world to add record new renewable capacity even as investment fell, according to a new report. ... Read More

Renewables | Apr 6. 2017.
Biofuel boiler house, storage of wood chips

Biomass subsidies 'not fit for purpose', says Chatham House

Subsidies should end for many types of biomass, a new Chatham House report argues, because they are failing to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read More

Technology | Feb 23. 2017.
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