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Guest post: What the UK can learn from carbon pricing schemes around the world

Joshua Burke is a policy fellow and Rebecca Byrnes is a policy analyst, both at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment... Read More

Blocks of peat being cut in Connemara National Park, Republic of Ireland. Credit: robertharding / Alamy Stock Photo.

In-depth Q&A: Why Ireland is ‘nowhere near’ meeting its climate-change goals

Despite its comparatively small population, stalling efforts to tackle climate change mean Ireland contributes a disproportionate volume of Europe’s... Read More

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Global carbon tax in isolation could ‘exacerbate food insecurity by 2050’

The implementation of a global tax on greenhouse gas emissions could – without other complementary policies – “have a greater negative impact on... Read More

Map: coal plants in the UK

Countdown to 2025: Tracking the UK coal phase out

Update 12/3/2021 – Drax ended commercial coal generation at its two remaining coal units on Friday 5 March. The firm holds capacity market contracts... Read More

Renewables - Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels cover the roof of Palestra House, the home of the London Climate Change Agency and the London Development Agency. This flagship renewable energy project was designed by award winning architect Will Alsop. --- Image by © Andrew Aitchison/In Pictures/Corbis

Revealed: Emails undermine government's argument for cutting renewables support

The government has repeatedly cited official forecasts of rising energy costs to justify cuts to subsidies for renewables, saying consumer bills need... Read More

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Carbon pricing schemes climb to $50bn, despite Australian backtracking

The value of carbon pricing schemes rose to $50 billion in 2015, according to a new assessment by the World Bank. ... Read More

Australian carbon tax repeal fails after surprise vote

Australia's government has failed to repeal the country's carbon tax. An unlikely alliance of Labor, the Greens, the Palmer United Party and... one... Read More

Beijing's financial district, China

The state of carbon pricing: Around the world in 46 carbon markets

Carbon markets, designed to make polluters pay and reduce emissions, are more common than ever. But the economic slump and the structural flaws mean... Read More

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