All articles by Polly Bindman

Polly Bindman is a data journalist and sustainable finance reporter based in London. She has worked for Capital Monitor and the New Statesman. Contact Polly at: polly.bindman [at]

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The ten countries that produce the world’s cleanest electricity

Hydropower remains the dominant source of electricity across the world’s cleanest power grids, although wind, solar, geothermal and nuclear also play a role for some.

Britain wasted enough wind to power one million homes last year

Fresh analysis from think tank Carbon Tracker reveals that taxpayers are losing hundreds of pounds annually to grid congestion.

Weekly data: How Central Eastern Europe can accelerate its renewables rollout 

Central Eastern European countries are not maximising their potential for renewables. With greater ambition and more supportive policies, they could soon become a net exporter of electricity, finds research from climate think tank Ember.

Data insight: the total number of offshore wind technicians is expected to rise by 92% within the next five years

A 67% growth of global onshore and offshore wind capacity expected between 2021 and 2026 will be matched by a 33% increase in the number of wind technicians requiring training to build and maintain the growing fleet, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.

Which US states are winning the race to phase out coal?

Data reveals which US states have made the most progress in shifting from coal to renewable power generation over the past two decades.