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Top 15 Wind and Solar Power Countries in 2020

Analysis following Ember's Global Electricity Review reveals the highest national shares of wind and solar globally.

  • Germany
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • Wind
  • Solar
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The cost of the Drax BECCS plant to UK consumers

Proposed Drax BECCS plant requires £31.7 billion in subsidy and may not deliver the negative emissions promised.

  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • Bioenergy
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UK spent £350m on new gas power despite nearing fossil phase-out

The government urgently needs to change the capacity market regulations and commit to a 2035 gas phase-out before COP26.

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • G7
  • G20
  • Gas
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The extent of Drax's biomass subsidies

Today’s financial report from Drax, Europe’s largest biomass power generator, shows the extraordinary scale of the public subsidies the company is receiving. 

  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • Bioenergy
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The Drax gas plant is dead

Drax has reportedly dropped its plans for an enormous new gas plant – but many other developers are still hunting for government subsidies to build theirs.

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • G7
  • G20
  • Gas
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Mapping coal use in the UK steel sector

Ember’s UK Steel Database reveals what it would take steel from coal to clean.

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Coal
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New UK carbon market risks a carbon price half that of the EU

The UK government can offer businesses more post-Brexit certainty by increasing the carbon price floor – ahead of aligning the market with net zero

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • G7
  • G20
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UK wind power pushes fossil gas to 5-year low

Latest UK power sector data shows that the UK grid is accelerating towards a 2035 gas phase-out, with wind power replacing fossil gas.

  • United Kingdom
  • Europe
  • Wind
  • Gas
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It’s time for a UK carbon tax

With a link to the EU carbon market now impossible by January, the best option for the UK is to commit to a carbon tax.

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • G7
  • G20