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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.
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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.
National Audit Office

Renewables forecast contradicts government claim on controlling costs

The expected future cost of subsidies for renewables has increased, previously unpublished government forecasts show. ... Read More

Energy | Oct 19. 2016.
A cogeneration thermal power plant in Ferrera Erbognone, Italy.

CCC: UK must act now to secure zero-carbon heat by 2050

UK heating must be virtually zero-carbon by 2050, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). ... Read More

UK emissions | Oct 13. 2016.
Researchers investigate how to permanently store carbon dioxide in basalt formations

CCC: UK 'needs negative emissions' to comply with Paris climate deal

The UK will have to use negative emissions to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to its official climate advisers. ... Read More

UK emissions | Oct 13. 2016.
Biomass pellets made from pine and sunflower aflame

UK set to miss renewable energy targets, warn MPs

The UK will miss its EU renewable energy targets, the House of Commons' Energy and Climate Change (ECC) select committee has warned. ... Read More

UK policy | Sep 9. 2016.
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