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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.
Part of the Scottish Power West of Duddon Sands Offshore wind farm under construction in the Irish Sea off the coast of Cumbria,. Image shot 2014. Exact date unknown.

Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

The UK government today awarded contracts worth £176m to 11 low-carbon electricity schemes, with offshore wind the big winner. These projects will... Read More

Renewables | Sep 11. 2017.
Double-glazing windows being installed on conservatory roof

Energy efficiency policies 'could save UK homes £270', report finds

UK homeowners could cut their yearly bills by hundreds of pounds by making their properties more energy efficient, a new report says. ... Read More

Energy | Sep 6. 2017.
A48JB0 John humphries sue macgregor and sports reporter nick mullin in the bbc radio 4 today programme studio

Factcheck: Lord Lawson's inaccurate claims about climate change on BBC Radio 4

The Today programme, BBC Radio 4's flagship current affairs breakfast show, featured a prominent five-minute interview this morning with the climate... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 10. 2017.
C37PD5 Giant plug and socket electrical sculpture London UK.

In-depth: The challenges facing the Dieter Helm 'energy cost' review

The UK government has asked Prof Dieter Helm, an economist at the University of Oxford, to carry out an energy cost review and report back by the end... Read More

UK policy | Aug 8. 2017.
BCMCX8 MAN INSULATING A DOMESTIC HOUSEHOLD LOFT WITH ROLLS OF LOFT INSULATION UK

Factcheck: British Gas and Daily Telegraph make confusing claims over 'green taxes'

Several newspapers, most prominently the Daily Telegraph, are pointing the finger at "green taxes" today, after British Gas blamed policy costs for... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 2. 2017.
Ratcliffe on Soar coal fired power station. Ratcliffe, Nottinghamshire, UK

Six charts show UK's progress on low-carbon energy slowing down

Coal supplied less than 10% of UK energy in 2016, probably its lowest share in hundreds of years. Yet progress in cutting demand and growing... Read More

Energy | Jul 31. 2017.
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.
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