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Electric car charging station cable hooked up to recharging bollard London UK

Analysis: Switch to electric vehicles would add just 10% to UK power demand

Earlier this week, UK environment secretary Michael Gove announced plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. ... Read More

UK policy | Jul 27. 2017.
Mating of Hywind Scotland wind turbine, operation performed by Saipem 7000, 21/06/2017.

Q&A: How viable are floating offshore windfarms?

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the world’s first floating windfarm is currently being installed off the coast of Peterhead in... Read More

Renewables | Jul 27. 2017.
A domestic smart meter sat in front of a kettle.

In-depth: How a smart flexible grid could save the UK £40bn

A smart, flexible electricity grid could help the UK cut carbon more cheaply, saving up to £40bn between now and 2050. ... Read More

Technology | Jul 25. 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.
B7553C Detroit Michigan The Tesla Roadster electric vehicle on display at the North American International Auto Show

Factcheck: How much power will UK electric vehicles need?

Electric vehicles (EVs) could grow more than twice as fast over the next 10 years as expected just a year ago, potentially posing major challenges for... Read More

Factchecks | Jul 13. 2017.

CCC: A plan to fill the UK's climate policy gap is 'urgently' needed

The UK government must “urgently” deliver plans showing how it intends to both tackle and prepare for climate change. ... Read More

UK policy | Jun 29. 2017.

Election 2017: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

Update 9/6/2017: Following the news today that the Conservatives failed to secure a majority of MPs in parliament, prime minister Theresa May has... Read More

UK policy | May 16. 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.
Map by Rosamund Pearce for Carbon Brief.

Mapped: Where £4.4bn is being spent on flood protection in England

The UK government recently made a little-noticed update to a dataset which details where billions of pounds of funding is being channelled for flood... Read More

Floods | Apr 4. 2017.
An oil rig riser pipe in the North Sea viewed from above

Analysis: North Sea industry cost UK taxpayers £396m in 2016

The North Sea oil and gas sector became a net drain on the UK's public finances for the first time in 2016, Carbon Brief analysis shows. ... Read More

UK policy | Apr 3. 2017.
UK Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy entrance

Analysis: Dramatic shift in UK government outlook for gas and clean energy

The future UK electricity mix will have more renewables, batteries and interconnectors than expected, according to long-awaited new government... Read More

UK policy | Mar 22. 2017.
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