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Articles by Simon Evans

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EU coal plants ‘should all close by 2030’ to meet Paris target

EU coal plants ‘should all close by 2030’ to meet Paris target

EU countries should close all of their coal plants by around 2030 if they wants to stick to the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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Only three years to save 1.5°C climate target, says UNEP

Only three years to save 1.5°C climate target, says UNEP

UNEP says door will close on 1.5°C warming limit unless countries raise their ambition before 2020.

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UK solar produces more than coal over half a year

UK solar produces more than coal over half a year

The UK’s solar panels generated more electricity than coal across the past six months combined.

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Seven charts show new renewables outpacing rising demand for first time

Seven charts show new renewables outpacing rising demand for first time

For the first time ever, investment in new renewables was more than enough to cover rising global electricity demand in 2015.

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Solar output in UK two-thirds higher than coal in July

Solar output in UK two-thirds higher than coal in July

The estimated 1,273 GWh of power generated by solar during July was two-thirds higher than the 778 GWh output from coal in May 2016, highlighting the major changes going on in the UK electricity system.

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UK's National Grid sees major boost for solar, electric vehicles and batteries

UK’s National Grid sees major boost for solar, electric vehicles and batteries

The UK could adopt solar, electric vehicles and batteries much faster than expected just a year ago, according to the National Grid.

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Factcheck: Which parts of the UK are windy enough for windfarms?

Factcheck: Which parts of the UK are windy enough for windfarms?

Onshore windfarms offer the cheapest form of new electricity generation in the UK, says the chief executive of industry group RenewableUK, as long as they are at windy locations.

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Shell finally outlines its "below 2°C" climate change scenario

Shell finally outlines its “below 2°C” climate change scenario

Oil major Shell has for the first time sketched out what it thinks it would take for the world to avoid 2C of global warming.

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UK solar generation tops coal for whole day for first time

UK solar generation tops coal for whole day for first time

The UK’s solar panels have generated more electricity than coal in a full day for the first time ever.

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BP’s energy outlook barely changed after Paris climate agreement

BP’s energy outlook barely changed after Paris climate agreement

The 2016 BP energy outlook, published this week, shows the oil company’s views on the shape and direction of energy demand over the next 20 years have barely shifted.

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Indonesian pledge suggests no increase in emissions to 2030

Indonesian pledge suggests no increase in emissions to 2030

Indonesia would not increase its emissions over the next 15 years and pledges to decarbonise its economy “in a phased approach”.