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Onshore windfarm, Eaglesham Moor, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. Credit: Clynt Garnham Renewable Energy / Alamy Stock Photo. BCBYYF

Six charts show mixed progress for UK renewables

Onshore and offshore wind power rose by 34% last year in the UK compared to 2016, new government statistics show. ... Read More

Renewables | Jul 30. 2018.
PAGGF2 Lancashire, UK. 21 July 2018. The Reservoir is now showing very low levels due to a sustained dry period, and is shown here after 2 days of rain. United Utilities who own the reservoir intend to introduce a hosepipe ban from 5 August 2018. The reservoir supplies Liverpool via a series of reservoirs in the Rivington area, which were recently used to supply water for helicopters fighting the Winter Hill fires. The bridge shown is the Alance Bridge, which spans the River Yarrow, which would normally flow through it into the reservoir. Credit: Phil Taylor/Alamy Live News

In-depth: How the UK plans to adapt to climate change

The UK government last week published its updated strategy for tackling the impacts of climate change, including higher temperatures, drought and... Read More

UK policy | Jul 26. 2018.
Chris Stark, Chef Exectutive, Committee on Climate Change. Credit: Carbon Brief

The Carbon Brief Interview: Chris Stark

Chris Stark has been the chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) since April 2018. The CCC is the UK government’s official climate... Read More

Interviews | Jul 12. 2018.
West Midlands Metro at Bull St in Birmingham, UK, 23 June 2018. Credit: Paul Weston / Alamy Stock Photo. P53842

In-depth: UK can go low-carbon ‘at no extra cost’, say infrastructure advisors

The UK can have low-carbon electricity, heat and transport in 2050 at the same cost as today’s high-carbon energy system. ... Read More

UK policy | Jul 10. 2018.
People enjoying the hot weather on Skegness Pier, UK, with offshore windfarms in distance. 2 July 2018. Credit: Steven Booth/Alamy Live News. P6R55H

CCC: New UK renewables ‘could be cheaper than existing gas plants by 2030’

It could be cheaper for the UK to build new wind and solar farms in the 2020s than to keep running some existing gas plants, according to the... Read More

Renewables | Jul 6. 2018.
Houses of Parliament, London, UK. Credit: Rawpixel Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo. EWFN2D

‘Worrying trend’ in UK emission cuts beyond power and waste, says CCC

Progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the power and waste sectors has “masked the failures in other areas”, says the government’s... Read More

UK policy | Jun 28. 2018.
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.
HY0C1N General view of the Department of business, energy and industrial strategy at 1 Victoria Street in London

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.
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