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The Wadden Sea, factory buildings and wind turbines at sunset, Eemshaven, Netherlands.

Analysis: Global CO2 emissions could peak as soon as 2023, IEA data reveals

.shadeBg{ background: rgba(0,0,0,0.2); } Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from energy use and industry could peak as soon as this year, acc... Read More

International policy | Oct 26. 2023.
A solar park on the Slaperdijk dyke near Eemshaven, Netherlands.

Record clean-power growth in 2023 to spark ‘new era’ of fossil fuel decline

The power sector is about to enter a “new era of falling fossil generation” as coal, oil and gas are pushed out of the grid by a record expansion... Read More

Renewables | Apr 12. 2023.
Construction of a wind turbine in Austria

Renewables will be world's top electricity source within three years, IEA data reveals

Renewables will cover almost all of global electricity demand growth out to 2025, becoming the world’s top source of electricity within three years... Read More

Renewables | Feb 8. 2023.
Les Mées Solar Farm, Puimichel, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France.

Wind and solar were EU’s top electricity source in 2022 for first time ever

Wind and solar supplied more of the EU’s electricity than any other power source for the first time ever in 2022, new analysis finds. They toget... Read More

Renewables | Jan 31. 2023.
Installation of photovoltaic panels at the solar power generation project in Zhangye, China.

Analysis: IEA’s renewables forecast grows 76% in two years after ‘largest ever’ revision

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has raised its global forecast for renewables growth in what it calls its “largest ever upward revision” fo... Read More

Renewables | Dec 6. 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.
Les Mées Solar Farm, Puimichel, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France. Credit: BTWImages / Alamy Stock Photo.

Guest post: Solar power saved the EU €29bn this summer

In a tough summer for Europe that brought record-high energy prices and sweltering heatwaves, solar power has provided some much-needed relief. Ou... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 7. 2022.
Wymeswold Solar Farm, the largest solar farm in the UK at 34 MWp, is based on an old disused second world war airfield, Leicestershire, UK. Image ID: DGHCKE. Credit: Ashley Cooper / Alamy Stock Photo.

Factcheck: Is solar power a ‘threat’ to UK farmland?

The “threat” posed to UK farms by the expansion of solar power has emerged as a campaign issue for the final two candidates in the race to become... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 25. 2022.
Maize field with irrigation in Nebraska, USA

Electric cars sales in the US ‘could prevent one-tenth of global cropland expansion’

A faster shift to electric vehicles (EVs) in the US would avoid around 10% of the global cropland expansion expected over the next 30 years, accordin... Read More

Renewables | Jul 18. 2022.
Ship constructing Walney extension of the offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea

Analysis: Record-low price for UK offshore wind is nine times cheaper than gas

A UK government auction has secured a record 11 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity that will generate electricity nine times more cheapl... Read More

Renewables | Jul 8. 2022.

Guest post: China’s wind and solar potential is ‘nine times’ that needed for carbon neutrality

In September 2020, China pledged to peak its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 and achieve “carbon neutrality” by 2060. In a new study, p... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 20. 2022.
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