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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa at COP22 in Marrakech

Video: Patricia Espinosa on Trump, Brexit, 'loss and damage' and 1.5C goal

Patricia Espinosa, who last year took the helm as executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was in... Read More

Interviews | Feb 24. 2017.
Birds sit on electricity pylons in the early morning mist in the North Yorkshire countryside in the United Kingdom.

House of Lords energy report slammed as 'confused' and 'misleading'

The UK's energy policy is beset by a series of failures, according to a new report from the House of Lords economic affairs committee. ... Read More

UK policy | Feb 24. 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.
St Bees Head, Cumbria overlooking Sellafield nuclear plant Photo: neilkendall

Analysis: How important is Moorside new nuclear plant to UK climate plans?

The UK's plans for a fleet of new nuclear plants have suffered another setback after Japanese firm Toshiba said this week it would not build the... Read More

Nuclear | Feb 15. 2017.
Cooling tower of a former coal-fired power station at Thorpe Marsh

Two charts show how UK coal use is collapsing

The amount of coal burned in the UK is falling rapidly, new government data shows. ... Read More

Coal | Dec 22. 2016.
Power meter

UK Climate Change Act: Understanding the costs and benefits

Update 21/12/16 – We updated the article after receiving a response from Peter Lilley, eight days after we sent questions. ... Read More

UK policy | Dec 16. 2016.
Orange electric car on charge, London, England, UK

Autumn statement 2016: Key climate and energy announcements

There were high hopes that today's autumn statement, the Treasury's second set of budgetary announcements for the year, would provide clarity on a... Read More

UK policy | Nov 23. 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.
Credit: fafou

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.
Air traffic near Heathrow
Credit: Getty Images

Analysis: Aviation to consume half of UK's 1.5C carbon budget by 2050

Aviation's greenhouse gas emissions could consume around half the carbon budget available to the UK in 2050, even if the sector's emissions growth is... Read More

UK emissions | Oct 24. 2016.
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