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Workers boat past solar panels in a floating solar energy farm in Jingzhou, China. Image ID: W791EX.

World’s electricity supply close to ‘peak emissions’ due to growth of wind and solar

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the global power sector grew just 0.2% in the first six months of 2023, with rapidly rising wind and solar outpac... Read More

Emissions | Oct 5. 2023.
Brent Delta oil platform being dismantled at Seaton Port, United Kingdom, on 5 April 2018.

Analysis: Shell admits 1.5C climate goal means immediate end to fossil fuel growth

Growth in oil and gas production ends immediately in Shell’s latest pathway for staying below 1.5C, new Carbon Brief analysis reveals. The admis... Read More

Emissions | Apr 20. 2023.
St Mary-le-Bow, London, 1757, by artist Thomas Bowles.

Analysis: UK emissions fall 3.4% in 2022 as coal use drops to lowest level since 1757

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 3.4% in 2022, according to new Carbon Brief analysis, ending a post-Covid rebound.  Emissions fro... Read More

Emissions | Mar 6. 2023.
An oil tanker being moored at the Mongstad oil terminal and refinery in Norway. Credit: Ola Moen / Alamy Stock Photo. D1AJ6D

Guest post: How quickly does the world need to ‘phase down’ all fossil fuels?

India and China were widely criticised at COP26 in 2021 when they pushed to tone down the language on coal consumption that emerged from the climate ... Read More

Guest posts | Feb 16. 2023.
Yangtze River Terminal and Crane, Chongqing, China

Analysis: Contradictory coal data clouds China’s CO2 emissions ‘rebound’ in 2022

New preliminary energy data from the Chinese government suggests there was a 1.3% rebound in the nation’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions during 202... Read More

Emissions | Feb 15. 2023.
Coal plant and wind energy at the Eemshaven Seaport in Groningen, Netherlands.

Guest post: What the tiny remaining 1.5C carbon budget means for climate policy

The latest estimates from the Global Carbon Project (GCP) show that total worldwide CO2 emissions in 2022 have reached near-record levels.  T... Read More

Guest posts | Nov 11. 2022.
Heavy traffic at a standstill in North Somerset, UK.

Analysis: Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels hit record high in 2022

Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and cement have increased by 1.0% in 2022, new estimates suggest, hitting a new record high of 36.6... Read More

Emissions | Nov 11. 2022.
LNG storage tanks, Hamburg, Germany.

Analysis: EU’s CO2 emissions fall 5% in three months after post-Covid surge

The EU’s emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from energy use have fallen by 5% over the past three months compared with the same period in 2021, new ... Read More

EU emissions | Nov 3. 2022.
A gas carrier is loaded with liquefied natural gas at the berth in Russia

UNEP: Meeting global climate goals now requires ‘rapid transformation of societies’

The world faces a “rapidly closing window” to meet the Paris Agreement’s goals, warns the latest “emissions gap” report from the UN Environ... Read More

Emissions | Oct 27. 2022.
Aerial view of Seattle business and financial district in Washington, USA

‘Top 1%’ of emitters caused almost a quarter of growth in global emissions since 1990

Just 1% of the world’s population was responsible for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions growth over 1990-2019, new research finds. Th... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | Sep 29. 2022.
Russia country profile photo.

The Carbon Brief Profile: Russia

In this country profile, Carbon Brief examines the state of climate and energy policies in Russia, home to some of the world’s largest reserves of ... Read More

Country profiles | Sep 22. 2022.
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