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Simon Evans
Deputy Editor + Policy Editor covering climate & energy. Son of migrants/grandson of refugees. Contact: simon.evans@carbonbrief.org or DMs open
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Joel Silver 2h
Looking forward to trying to defend our crown later this week with my colleagues at , though sad - and to be honest very worried - that we won't be bolstered by our friends, and fellow reigning champions, at and
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Joanna Flisowska 21h
But this is only because PGE wants the state to take over all of its assets. So there's no phase out behind this statement but moving the problem elsewhere. It's & it undermines chances of local communities for the .
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Simon Evans 21h
Europe's top 10 largest coal power firms by capacity make up more than half of the region's total fleet: Ownership data via
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Lauri Myllyvirta 22h
Great write-up on China's economic recovery on NYT. The bias for industry+construction / against boosting household spending is also a climate story - the former is far more emissions intensive, and yields a dirtier recovery
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Simon Evans 22h
Polish firm PGE – Europe's second-largest coal power company by capacity – pledges to go 100% renewable by 2050 (Germany's RWE is the largest…) HT
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Simon Evans 22h
this thurs
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Ed King 22h
Diplomatic bouncer from the Chinese govt today... detailing how US has undermined global efforts... DC has 'seriously undermined global climate governance' etc
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Li Shuo_Greenpeace 23h
The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued two documents today, documenting US environmental inaction. For now, this represents the bilateral war of words extending to a new area. Will this US bashing continue after the election? We will see.
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Leo Hickman 23h
There's a frantic flurry of last-minute registrations by teams competing in this year's quiz (4pmBST this Thursday) It's the most hotly contested quiz we've ever hosted, by far. So we are dialling up the intensity of the Qs, accordingly... *rubs hands*
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Frédéric Simon Oct 19
India and the EU are natural partners for the green economy. OPINION piece by , the Ambassador of India to the EU, Belgium, and Luxembourg.
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Justin Guay Oct 18
For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of having translate Chinese climate policy for the Western layman check out his latest on the implications of the 2060 net zero goal for coal. Important stuff on which to get wise
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Jenny Chase Oct 18
1. Time to make minor updates to my annual “opinions on ” thread. If you like these, you’ll like my 2019 book, Solar Power Finance Without the Jargon. Five stars on Amazon, apparently “entertaining” and writer knows her stuff”. Also available here:
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Pat McFadden Oct 17
Not only a downgrade but note the reason given - weakness of governance and institutions in the U.K. The ideological war on institutions being waged in No 10 is now impacting on international confidence in the country.
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Frank Bainimarama Oct 17
Proud to see my friend score a historic victory. With a full embrace of a by 2050, this was also a landslide win for the climate. Your friends in Fiji are ready to keep moving with our work to make the Pacific and our planet a better place.
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Jim Pickard Oct 17
this is a sideshow to the fact that Arcuri benefited from thousands of pounds in public money and was given coveted places on trade missions to New York and Tel Aviv alongside Johnson despite failing to meet the criteria for those trips....
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Simon Evans Oct 17
Thanks. So, in summary, it's wrong to say that you can't heat a badly insulated home with a heat pump? (But COP may suffer)
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Simon Evans Oct 17
Can you elaborate? Heard exactly this argument against heat pumps this week…
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Simon Evans Oct 16
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Simon Evans Oct 16
Tough to get a clear picture! I guess you know global energy monitor says only 35GW under construction.
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Simon Evans Oct 16
Thanks, useful to see. Just to push back a little bit, how active are those 60GW? Because the article also mentions delays.
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