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Greg Jackson, CEO of Octopus Energy. Credit: Kerry Cleaver

The Carbon Brief Interview: Octopus Energy’s Greg Jackson 

Greg Jackson is the founder and CEO of Octopus Energy, a global energy and technology company headquartered in London.  Set up in 2016, it no... Read More

Renewables | May 13. 2024.
Worker examines solar panel.

Wind and solar are ‘fastest-growing electricity sources in history’

Wind and solar are growing faster than any other sources of electricity in history, according to new analysis from thinktank Ember. It says they a... Read More

Renewables | May 8. 2024.
Graphic: Tom Pearson for Carbon Brief

Chart: How British electricity supplies are shifting decisively away from fossil fuels

Carbon Brief analysis recently showed that fossil fuels supplied a record-low 2.4% of electricity on the island of Great Britain, for one hour on Mon... Read More

Renewables | May 3. 2024.
Aerial view of solar panels and wind turbines in Vietnam. Credit: Quang Ngoc Nguyen / Alamy Stock Photo

Wind and solar capacity in south-east Asia climbs 20% in just one year, report finds

Solar and wind capacity in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region increased by 20% in 2023, bringing the total to more than 28 gig... Read More

Renewables | Jan 17. 2024.
Fitting solar pv panels to house roof Wales UK.

Analysis: Surge in heat pumps and solar drives record for UK homes in 2023

The installation of solar panels and heat pumps in UK homes soared in 2023, driving the country to its highest-ever level of domestic low-carbon tech... Read More

Renewables | Jan 12. 2024.
Female workers in solar panel assembly factory, Solar Valley, Dezhou, China.

Analysis: World will add enough renewables in five years to power US and Canada

A boom in Chinese solar power construction drove another record-breaking year of renewables growth in 2023, according to the International Energy Age... Read More

Renewables | Jan 12. 2024.
A South Wales coal-mine in the 1950s.

Analysis: UK electricity from fossil fuels drops to lowest level since 1957

The amount of UK electricity generated from fossil fuels fell 22% year-on-year in 2023 to the lowest level since 1957, Carbon Brief analysis reveals.... Read More

Energy | Jan 3. 2024.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt on Downing Street on 22 November 2023.

Autumn statement 2023: Key climate and energy announcements

UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his autumn statement, laying out plans for revitalising the economy at a time of inflation and slow growth. ... Read More

UK policy | Nov 22. 2023.
The Wadden Sea, factory buildings and wind turbines at sunset, Eemshaven, Netherlands.

Analysis: Global CO2 emissions could peak as soon as 2023, IEA data reveals

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy use and industry could peak as soon as this year, according to Carbon Brief analysis of figures fro... Read More

International policy | Oct 26. 2023.
A solar park on the Slaperdijk dyke near Eemshaven, Netherlands.

Record clean-power growth in 2023 to spark ‘new era’ of fossil fuel decline

The power sector is about to enter a “new era of falling fossil generation” as coal, oil and gas are pushed out of the grid by a record expansion... Read More

Renewables | Apr 12. 2023.
Construction of a wind turbine in Austria

Renewables will be world's top electricity source within three years, IEA data reveals

Renewables will cover almost all of global electricity demand growth out to 2025, becoming the world’s top source of electricity within three years... Read More

Renewables | Feb 8. 2023.
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