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...

US could meet Paris emissions pledge with ‘natural climate solutions’, study says

The US could meet its pledge to cut emissions under the Paris Agreement through “natural climate solutions” (NCS), a new study suggests. NCS comprise a...

The Carbon Brief Interview: Sir John Armitt

Sir John Armitt is the chair of the National Infrastructure Commission. He was awarded a CBE for his services to the rail industry in...

Global coal use may have peaked in 2014, says latest IEA World Energy Outlook

The world may never again use as much coal as during a peak in 2014, according to the latest World Energy Outlook from the...

Guest post: Combining renewables with direct air capture for ‘net negative’ emissions

Jan Wohland is a PhD student at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Dr Dirk Witthaut is a junior professor at Forschungszentrum Jülich, and Dr Carl-Friedrich Schleussner is...

The Carbon Brief Quiz 2018

Last Wednesday, Carbon Brief hosted its fourth annual quiz night at a bar in central London. Thirty-five teams, featuring more than 250 people, took part...

Negative emissions: Scientists meet in Australia to discuss removing CO2 from air

An international group of researchers and policymakers met in Australia’s capital this week for the country’s first major conference dedicated to the topic of...

Guest post: Did bombing during second world war cool global temperatures?

Prof Alan Robock is a distinguished professor of climate science in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey, US. Between 3...

Budget 2018: Key climate and energy announcements

Philip Hammond, the chancellor, has delivered his last budget before the UK is set to leave the EU in March 2019. It was a...

Solar geoengineering may not cool the oceans, study says

Spraying aerosols high in the stratosphere could dampen global warming over land, but may not prevent the oceans from heating up, new research says. The...

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