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Articles by Simon Evans

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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”.

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Germany to close brown coal plants in effort to meet 40% emission cuts

Germany to close brown coal plants in effort to meet 40% emission cuts

After late night coalition talks, Angela Merkel’s German government has abandoned a planned levy on the oldest and dirtiest coal plants.

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Electric vehicle batteries 'already cheaper than 2020 projections'

Electric vehicle batteries ‘already cheaper than 2020 projections’

The cost of electric vehicle battery packs is falling so rapidly they are probably already cheaper than expected for 2020.

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Analysis: UK carbon emissions fell 9% in 2014

Analysis: UK carbon emissions fell 9% in 2014

UK carbon dioxide emissions fell by more than nine per cent in 2014 year-on-year, as coal use fell 20 per cent.

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UK renewables auction pushes down costs

UK renewables auction pushes down costs

Contracts worth £315 million have been awarded to 27 renewable energy projects with a combined capacity of 2.1 gigawatts.

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The 15 options for net-zero emissions in the Paris climate text

The 15 options for net-zero emissions in the Paris climate text

A long-term net-zero goal would provide a new focus for international action, which has so far aimed to limit warming to 2° above pre-industrial temperatures.