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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In-depth: Russia’s war means fossil fuels will peak within five years, IEA says

Fossil fuel use will peak within five years, says the World Energy Outlook 2022 from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The 524-page outlook s... Read More

Energy | Oct 31. 2022.
Aerial view above natural gas extraction Louisiana Credit: Aerial Archives / Alamy Stock Photo.

New fossil fuels 'incompatible’ with 1.5C goal, comprehensive analysis finds

There is a “large consensus” across all published studies that developing new oil and gas fields is “incompatible” with the 1.5C target, a ne... Read More

Oil and gas | Oct 23. 2022.
LNG gas carrier ship approaching port. Credit: maritime stock images / Alamy Stock Photo.

Analysis: UK's gas imports would be 13% lower if it had not ‘cut the green crap’

The UK’s gas imports would be 13% lower if successive Conservative-led governments had not “cut the green crap” over the past decade, Carbon Br... Read More

UK policy | Oct 8. 2022.
Indigenous protesters hold placards during a march in London

Fossil fuels: Is the world on track for moving past coal, oil and gas production?

Scientists, economists and Indigenous activists met in Oxford in September to discuss a challenge central to solving climate change: how can the worl... Read More

Energy | Oct 4. 2022.
Russia country profile photo.

The Carbon Brief Profile: Russia

In this country profile, Carbon Brief examines the state of climate and energy policies in Russia, home to some of the world’s largest reserves of ... Read More

Country profiles | Sep 22. 2022.
Restarting of aged units at Anegasaki gas-fired power station in Chiba

Guest post: How China and South Korea could save money by steering clear of gas

China and South Korea are planning to build more than 112 gigawatts (GW) of gas-fired power plants, making them the top two countries in East Asia, a... Read More

Guest posts | Aug 2. 2022.
Ship constructing Walney extension of the offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea

Analysis: Record-low price for UK offshore wind is nine times cheaper than gas

A UK government auction has secured a record 11 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity that will generate electricity nine times more cheapl... Read More

Renewables | Jul 8. 2022.
Open-pit coal mining at Cottbus Nord in Germany

Emissions from mining cause ‘up to £2.5tn’ in environmental damages each year

Greenhouse gas emissions from global mining and resource extraction result in up to £2.5tn ($3tn) in damages worldwide every year, according to a ne... Read More

Emissions | Jul 6. 2022.
Oil and gas drilling on the Front Range of Colorado

‘One quarter’ of US emissions since 2005 come from fossil fuels on public lands

Emissions equivalent to nearly a quarter of the US total since 2005 have come from fossil fuels extracted on the nation’s public lands and waters, ... Read More

Oil and gas | Apr 21. 2022.
Oil platforms flaring in Brent Oil Field, North Sea

Factcheck: Can new UK oil and gas licences ever be ‘climate compatible’?

The UK made history in November 2021 by helping to secure the first mention of the need to tackle fossil fuels in a global climate agreement, at the ... Read More

Oil and gas | Feb 24. 2022.
Oil fields in the Permian Basin in New Mexico, USA

Oil majors ‘not walking the talk’ on climate action, study confirms

Four of the world’s largest oil-and-gas companies are failing to back their words and pledges on climate change with genuine action and invest... Read More

Oil and gas | Feb 16. 2022.
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