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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.
The BritNed cable on its reel, that forms the interconnector between the UK and the Netherlands

In-depth: The whole system costs of renewables

Dramatic cost reductions mean wind and solar can now compete on price with conventional sources of energy in many parts of the world, including the... Read More

Renewables | Feb 22. 2017.
“Comité de Paris”: Presentation of Draft Outcome Document [Plenary Hall La Seine, Le Bourget] [REMARKS] delegation listens to remarks

Absence of carbon capture and storage is ‘biggest challenge to’ 2C limit

Our energy systems appear to be changing in ways that are broadly on track with limiting global temperature rise to 2C, a new study says, but will... Read More

Global emissions | Jan 30. 2017.
An ex-miner at an abandoned coal mine in Romania

Clean energy: The challenge of achieving a 'just transition' for workers

Tackling climate change is good for the economy, good for business and good for people. This is the narrative often pushed out by campaigners,... Read More

People | Jan 4. 2017.
Stationary coal train is passed by a freight train , Virginia, US

Analysis: IEA cuts coal growth outlook in half as China peaks

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has dramatically scaled back its outlook for coal demand growth over the next 25 years, Carbon Brief analysis... Read More

Coal | Nov 16. 2016.
Permafrost, Scoresby Sound, Greenland

UK unveils research priorities for 1.5C climate change goal

The UK government has given its clearest sign yet of how it intends to support efforts to limit warming to 1.5C, the ambitious goal that emerged from... Read More

Global temperature | Nov 11. 2016.
Slag heap at Ratcliffe coal power station

UK plans to close last coal plant by 2025

Plans to close all coal-fired power stations by the end of 2025 were published today by the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial... Read More

Coal | Nov 9. 2016.
National Audit Office

Renewables forecast contradicts government claim on controlling costs

The expected future cost of subsidies for renewables has increased, previously unpublished government forecasts show. ... Read More

Energy | Oct 19. 2016.
Industrial area with plant and factory

'Trees on steroids': Issam Dairanieh on turning CO2 into products

How do you reduce CO2 emissions? The Global CO2 Initiative is pushing a unique approach: turn them into useful products, then sell them. ... Read More

Interviews | Oct 17. 2016.
A cogeneration thermal power plant in Ferrera Erbognone, Italy.

CCC: UK must act now to secure zero-carbon heat by 2050

UK heating must be virtually zero-carbon by 2050, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). ... Read More

UK emissions | Oct 13. 2016.
Researchers investigate how to permanently store carbon dioxide in basalt formations

CCC: UK 'needs negative emissions' to comply with Paris climate deal

The UK will have to use negative emissions to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to its official climate advisers. ... Read More

UK emissions | Oct 13. 2016.
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