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M55JA5 Downing Street, London, UK. 20 February 2018. Claire Perry, Minister of State for Business and Energy, arrives in Downing Street for first weekly cabinet meeting since February recess. Credit: Malcolm Park/Alamy Live News.

Analysis: UK to seek advice on strengthening long-term climate goal

The UK government has announced that it wants official advice on the “implications” of aligning its climate goals with the Paris Agreement. ... Read More

UK policy | Apr 17. 2018.
Smoking chimneys in the Scottish village of Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK. Credit: MediaWorldImages / Alamy Stock Photo B5DCJ1

Analysis: How Scotland plans to meet its climate change targets

The Scottish government released its new climate plan this week, setting out how it plans to meet its emissions targets over the next 15 years. ... Read More

UK policy | Mar 2. 2018.
Maze of pipes inside a modern gas fired power station, Teesside UK. Credit: incamerastock / Alamy Stock Photo B7KT9C

OECD: Fossil fuel subsidies added up to at least $373bn in 2015

Fossil fuel subsidies totalled at least $373bn globally in 2015, according to a new report which for the first time combines figures from two key... Read More

Rest of world policy | Feb 28. 2018.
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UK will miss climate goals despite new strategy, says official watchdog

The UK will miss its legally binding climate goals without more ambitious policies, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). ... Read More

UK policy | Jan 17. 2018.
JJ94BK aerial view of Carrington Power Station, Irlam, Salford, Manchester, UK

Analysis: UK government slashes outlook for new gas power plants

The UK will only need to build a small number of new gas power plants over the next two decades, as it continues to shift to low-carbon sources of... Read More

Oil and gas | Jan 8. 2018.
ADKPB6 Sizewell B Nuclear Reactor Power Station Suffolk UK aerial view

Analysis: Low-carbon sources generated more UK electricity than fossil fuels in 2017

For the first time in 2017, more than half of the electricity generated in the UK came from low-carbon sources, Carbon Brief analysis shows. ... Read More

Renewables | Nuclear | Jan 3. 2018.
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Autumn Budget 2017: Key climate and energy announcements

Philip Hammond, the UK’s chancellor, has delivered his second budget this year in a speech to parliament high on post-Brexit optimism and green... Read More

UK policy | Nov 22. 2017.
Representatives from Fiji perform a traditional ceremony, known as the Qaloqalovi, to open the meeting.

COP23: Key outcomes agreed at the UN climate talks in Bonn

Climate change was again placed at the centre of global diplomacy over the past two weeks as diplomats and ministers gathered in Bonn, Germany, for... Read More

COP23 Bonn | Nov 19. 2017.
Professor Dieter Helm during an interview in 2015

Reaction: Dieter Helm’s ‘least cost’ ideas for meeting the UK’s climate targets

Prof Dieter Helm has published his much-anticipated review of the “cost of energy”, which the UK government commissioned in August following a... Read More

UK policy | Oct 27. 2017.
Energy Surveyor Mark Sopala inspects the loft at a domestic home in Bristol in order to optimise the heat efficiency of the hous. Image shot 2010.

In-depth: How the ‘Clean Growth Strategy’ hopes to deliver UK climate goals

Today, the UK government published its long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy, setting out how it hopes to meet the nation’s legally binding climate... Read More

UK policy | Oct 12. 2017.
BE328R Ethiopian girls collect firewood for cooking. Due to global warming and change in climate, there are less trees

Mapped: How UK foreign aid is spent on climate change

Many of the world's richest nations have pledged money – known as climate finance – to help vulnerable countries adapt to climate change and to... Read More

UK policy | Oct 10. 2017.
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