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...

Analysis: UK primary energy use in 2018 was the lowest in half a century

Falling energy use and surging offshore wind are among the trends revealed in the latest round of government figures on the energy flowing through...

China’s emissions ‘could peak 10 years earlier than Paris climate pledge’

CO2 emissions in China may peak up to a decade earlier than the nation has pledged under the Paris Agreement, according to a new...

Analysis: Does the UK ‘require’ new nuclear to reach net-zero emissions?

A new government consultation, published this week, asserts that the UK “will…require” new nuclear or gas-fired power stations with carbon capture and storage (CCS),...

Guest post: Why demand for cooling could make the world hotter

Pedro Guertler is programme leader for heat, cooling and energy efficiency at independent climate thinktank E3G and leads its work for the Kigali Cooling...

State of the climate: 2019 set to be second or third warmest year

With the data now in for the first half of the year, Carbon Brief estimates that 2019 is most likely to be either the...

Global extent of climate change is ‘unparalleled’ in past 2,000 years

The “globally coherent” rise in temperatures seen since the start of the industrial revolution is “unparalleled” in at least the past 2,000 years, a...

Direct CO2 capture machines could use ‘a quarter of global energy’ in 2100

Machines that suck CO2 directly from the air could cut the cost of meeting global climate goals, a new study finds, but they would...

Guest post: Why German coal power is falling fast in 2019

Karsten Capion is senior adviser at Danish Energy, the membership body for the Danish energy industry. In August, he will be joining the Danish...

Guest post: A new approach for understanding the remaining carbon budget

Dr Joeri Rogelj is a lecturer in climate change and the environment at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, and Prof Piers Forster...

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