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Tony Blair speaking at Labour leadership elections in 1994, Credit: Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo. B449HY

Analysis: UK electricity generation in 2018 falls to lowest level since 1994

The amount of electricity generated in the UK last year fell to its lowest level in a quarter century, Carbon Brief analysis shows. ... Read More

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CCC: Progress on low-carbon hydrogen ‘must begin now’ in UK

Hydrogen is a “credible” option for reducing UK’s emissions if used “selectively”, according to the government’s climate advisers. ... Read More

KD9KY5 The Pavilion, a timber framed building under construction at Spinningfields, Manchester, UK.

CCC: UK should ‘move away’ from large-scale biomass burning

The UK should not give support to any new large-scale biomass power plants unless they include carbon capture and storage (CCS), according to the... Read More

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CCC: Farming needs a ‘revolution’ for UK to meet climate goals

Greenhouse gas emissions from the land-use and agriculture sector are set to increase unless the UK’s "unsustainable” approach changes, warns the... Read More

FEMFKX Brighton, UK. 8th February, 2016. UK Weather: Huge waves break over Brighton seafront at high tide by the pier as Storm Imogen batters the south coast today with the weather forecast predicting wind speeds of up to 90 mph causing widespread flooding and damage Credit: Simon Dack/Alamy Live News

CCC: England’s coastal defences need ‘urgent’ rethink to cope with climate change

New policies are “urgently” needed to protect homes and landscapes from coastal flooding and erosion in the long term, the Committee on Climate... Read More

UK homes need ‘deep efficiency retrofit’ to meet climate goals

A nationwide programme to upgrade the UK’s housing stock will be essential to meeting the country’s 2050 climate commitments, a new report says. ... Read More

PAGGF2 Lancashire, UK. 21 July 2018. The Reservoir is now showing very low levels due to a sustained dry period, and is shown here after 2 days of rain. United Utilities who own the reservoir intend to introduce a hosepipe ban from 5 August 2018. The reservoir supplies Liverpool via a series of reservoirs in the Rivington area, which were recently used to supply water for helicopters fighting the Winter Hill fires. The bridge shown is the Alance Bridge, which spans the River Yarrow, which would normally flow through it into the reservoir. Credit: Phil Taylor/Alamy Live News

In-depth: How the UK plans to adapt to climate change

The UK government last week published its updated strategy for tackling the impacts of climate change, including higher temperatures, drought and... Read More

Chris Stark, Chef Exectutive, Committee on Climate Change. Credit: Carbon Brief

The Carbon Brief Interview: Chris Stark

Chris Stark has been the chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) since April 2018. The CCC is the UK government’s official climate... Read More

People enjoying the hot weather on Skegness Pier, UK, with offshore windfarms in distance. 2 July 2018. Credit: Steven Booth/Alamy Live News. P6R55H

CCC: New UK renewables ‘could be cheaper than existing gas plants by 2030’

It could be cheaper for the UK to build new wind and solar farms in the 2020s than to keep running some existing gas plants, according to the... Read More

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