The REN21 Renewables 2018 Global Status Report was published this week. Britain leads the world only in the amount it has cut investment in solar and wind energy. And state subsidies to oil and gas continue to distort the market slow progress to clean energy. OLIVER TICKELL reports
Public support for renewables in the UK has hit record high levels while fracking remains unpopular. The news comes in the same week that the country had its longest coal-free period of power generation in modern history, reports JOSEPH DUTTON
Proponents argue that geoengineering may be the only way of preventing climatic harms in the absence of substantial emissions reductions. But the consequences could be global, fatal, unintended and uncontrollable. Dr SAM ADELMAN investigates
Theresa May and her Conservative government has promised to phase out the burning of coal in the UK by 2025. This should be a cause of celebration for climate change campaigners. But the plans have three dangerous loopholes, which means activists must remain vigilant, argues ALMUTH ERNSTING
A combination of community resistance, phase out commitments by governments, cities and businesses, and rapid cost reductions in renewable energy has resulted in a huge slump in construction of new coal plants. CATHERINE EARLY reports
Renewable energy at home - such as solar panels on the roof - can help save energy costs but also reduce a little our impact on the environment in terms of climate change. With such a win-win solution, why are we not all making the switch, asks EMILY FOLK
Shareholders in the six companies responsible for distributing electricity to homes and businesses across Britain are enjoying vast profits, according to a new Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit report. But this is driving up household bills. TOM PASHBY asks, is there a better alternative?
Theresa May's party made a commitment to delivering the lowest cost power in Europe. The Conservatives also promised utter impartiality in deciding between power generation technologies. So how can it now justify a pro-nuclear energy policy that could cost each household £12,600? OLIVER TICKELL investigates
There are now some 50 Marine Conservation Zones (MCZ) in England and Wales. Amy Hall reports on how campaigners fighting the re-opening of a Cornish quarry in one of the zones are effectively testing what the designation really means and how much protection it guarantees.
The future of small island states has to be renewable, says Zaheer Allam. But that's only the first of many choices. It's just as important to develop energy networks that are diverse, resilient, adaptive and flexible - and avoid the centralised, unimodal models that investors and bureaucrats prefer to impose, often at huge long term cost.
The FCA is accused of undermining official policy by refusing new applications for community energy projects with a co-operative structure, writes Adam Vaughan. The key question: what is a bona fide co-op? Is investment alone a valid form of participation?
Europe's new targets for carbon emissions and renewable energy are severely retrograde and fly in the face of both science and economics. They will endanger climate and retard the renewable energy revolution.
Few groups have done more to further the US conservative agenda - and harm progressive causes - than the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. But as Ben Whitford reports, civil society is fighting back.
The Mekong is among Southeast Asia's greatest rivers, sustaining tens of millions from its abundant fisheries and its floodwaters which both irrigate and fertilise. But as Tom Fawthrop reports, Nature's bounty, and beauty, are at risk from a series of 11 dams.