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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.
Glass business offices in London at dawn.

UK energy bills have fallen since 2008, says CCC

Household energy bills are lower today than they were when the UK began serious efforts to tackle climate change in 2008, according to new analysis. ... Read More

UK policy | Mar 16. 2017.
Grangemouth is Scotland's only oil refinery. As well as producing fuel for vehicles, aircraft and domestic heating, the Grangemouth site also produces a range of plastics and other products.

UK emissions should be 'net-zero' by 2070 at the latest, study says

A new study concludes the UK should aim to be carbon neutral by 2070 at the latest, if it is to play its part in meeting the goals of the Paris... Read More

UK emissions | Mar 10. 2017.
North Sea oil platforms, shot from the shore, moored in Cromarty Firth, Scotland. Defocused wild flowers in the foreground, growing on the shore

Spring Budget 2017: key climate and energy announcements

Philip Hammond, the UK's chancellor, has delivered his first – and last – spring budget, with a speech to parliament that was light on content... Read More

UK policy | Mar 8. 2017.
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa at COP22 in Marrakech

Video: Patricia Espinosa on Trump, Brexit, 'loss and damage' and 1.5C goal

Patricia Espinosa, who last year took the helm as executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), was in... Read More

Interviews | Feb 24. 2017.
Birds sit on electricity pylons in the early morning mist in the North Yorkshire countryside in the United Kingdom.

House of Lords energy report slammed as 'confused' and 'misleading'

The UK's energy policy is beset by a series of failures, according to a new report from the House of Lords economic affairs committee. ... Read More

UK policy | Feb 24. 2017.
Biofuel boiler house, storage of wood chips

Biomass subsidies 'not fit for purpose', says Chatham House

Subsidies should end for many types of biomass, a new Chatham House report argues, because they are failing to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read More

Technology | Feb 23. 2017.

Analysis: How important is Moorside new nuclear plant to UK climate plans?

The UK's plans for a fleet of new nuclear plants have suffered another setback after Japanese firm Toshiba said this week it would not build the... Read More

Nuclear | Feb 15. 2017.
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.
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