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Energy executives say gas market to blame for South Australia’s woes

a gas processing facility in queensland
A gas processing facility in Queensland. AGL Energy bosses blame unreliable energy supply in SA on ‘dysfunction’ in the gas market. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Main problem afflicting country’s grid is the lack of clear policy direction from Canberra, witnesses tell Senate inquiry

March 7, 2017 — Senior executives from AGL Energy have given evidence that the main issue causing problems with reliable energy supply in South Australia is “dysfunction” in the gas market – not too many wind farms making the grid unreliable. Continue reading Energy executives say gas market to blame for South Australia’s woes

Analysis: UK carbon emissions fell 6% in 2016 after record drop in coal use

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‘disused welsh coal mining tower, wheels at top drive lift for deep underground mining trucks and mining’ Credit: redmal/iStock/Getty Images

Carbon Brief analysis shows the UK’s CO2 emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016, after a record 52% drop in coal use

March 6, 2017 — The reduction would leave UK CO2 emissions some 36% below 1990 levels. The huge fall in CO2 from coal use in 2016 was partially offset by increased emissions from oil (up 1.6%) and gas (up 12.5%). Continue reading Analysis: UK carbon emissions fell 6% in 2016 after record drop in coal use

Reform of EU carbon trading scheme agreed

a british oil refinery
A British oil refinery. A proposed EU directive will reduce the number of carbon credits available through the ETS. Photograph: Robert Brook/Alamy

Member states approve changes, including €12bn innovation fund, to emissions plan for cleaner technology and pollution cuts

February 28, 2017 — An overhaul of the EU’s flagship trading scheme for cutting carbon emissions by European industries has been approved by the member states. Continue reading Reform of EU carbon trading scheme agreed