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Aerial view of a windfarm in Germany. Credit: Leonid Andronov / Alamy Stock Photo.

Europe ‘could get 10 times’ its electricity needs from onshore wind, study says

An increased rollout of onshore wind turbines across Europe could technically provide the continent with more than 10 times its existing electricity... Read More

Renewables | Jul 5. 2019.
Blocks of peat being cut in Connemara National Park, Republic of Ireland. Credit: robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo.

In-depth Q&A: Why Ireland is ‘nowhere near’ meeting its climate-change goals

Despite its comparatively small population, stalling efforts to tackle climate change mean Ireland contributes a disproportionate volume of Europe’s... Read More

EU policy | Jun 18. 2019.
Open coal mine in Garzweiler, Germany. Credit: JLBvdWOLF / Alamy Stock Photo. D36T92

Analysis: How far would Germany’s 2038 coal phaseout breach Paris climate goals?

The recommendation by Germany’s coal commission that the country end its use of the fossil fuel in power stations by 2038 could breach a Paris... Read More

Coal | Jan 29. 2019.
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Q&A: What next for UK capacity market after surprise EU ruling?

The UK capacity market, the main government policy for “keeping the lights on”, has been rendered illegal after a surprise EU court ruling issued... Read More

UK policy | Nov 22. 2018.
GDJA5F High rise public building exterior with air conditioning units in Belgrade Serbia. Image shot 07/2016.

Climate change could flip European peak power demand to summer, study says

Climate change could push peak electricity demand from winter to summer in most European countries, a new study says. ... Read More

Energy | Aug 29. 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.

Brexit negotiations should treat energy as ‘special case’, says report

There are strong practical reasons why the UK and EU should treat energy as a special case during Brexit negotiations, argues a new report. ... Read More

UK policy | May 10. 2017.
Flag flying in the Paris Champs Elysee street in the evening

French election 2017: Where the candidates stand on energy and climate change

Update 24/4/2017: With the results from the first round of the French presidential election yesterday, 11 candidates were whittled down to two: Front... Read More

EU policy | Mar 7. 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.
Miguel Arias Cañete, EU commissioner for climate action and energy

EU energy package: What it means for coal, renewables and efficiency

The literature on EU energy regulations got longer by about a thousand pages yesterday, as the European Commission put forward its vision for... Read More

EU policy | Dec 1. 2016.

Preview: The UN's COP22 climate talks in Marrakech

Climate change will once again become the focus of global diplomacy next week, as countries gather in Marrakech for the UN climate body's (UNFCCC)... Read More

COP22 Marrakech | Nov 3. 2016.
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