Great Britain has run for a new record of 18 days, six hours and 15 minutes without burning coal to generate electricity – and counting – as the coronavirus lockdown cuts demand by nearly 20%.
Covid-19 could trigger largest ever annual fall in CO2 emissions in 2020 – but even this would not come close to bringing the 1.5°C global temperature limit within reach.
A 2.9% fall in UK CO2 emissions in 2019 brings total reduction to 29% over decade since 2010, even as the economy grew by one-fifth.
In the third quarter of 2019, the UK’s windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants generated more electricity than the combined output from power stations fired by coal, oil and gas, Carbon Brief analysis reveals. During the three months of July, August and September, renewables generated an estimated total of 29.5 terawatt hours (TWh), compared […]
UK to get first subsidy-free offshore wind farms after contracts awarded for nearly 6GW that will make it cheaper than gas, and less than half the cost of new nuclear.
Carbon Brief analysis shows UK CO2 emissions fell for the sixth consecutive year in 2018, the longest series of continuous reductions on record. Meanwhile, in Australia…
National Grid says rapid rise of EVs will help the UK shift towards more renewable and low-carbon electricity generation.
Radical new scenarios from UK’s Committee on Climate Change include much more wind and solar.
For the first time in 2017, global solar capacity grew faster than all fossil fuels combined, including coal, oil and gas-fired power stations.
Last week, Shell published a “radical” new climate change scenario, showing how the world could meet the “well-below 2C” goal of the Paris Agreement.