All articles by Annabel Cossins-Smith

Annabel Cossins-Smith

Annabel is a staff writer across energy titles, with degrees in History and International Journalism.

Rio Tinto board approves world’s biggest mining project

The announcement from CEO Jakob Stausholm comes as the company posted a drop in its 2023 results this week.

Coal India to bid for three critical minerals mines

Diversification efforts reflect a growing interest from miners to tap into the booming critical minerals market.

Australia classifies nickel as critical mineral amid industry crisis

The move comes as several major miners have recently announced plans to exit nickel projects in Australia and elsewhere.

Coal India to open new mines and expand existing ones as demand soars

The announcement comes as India looks to boost coal-fired power capacity amid continued high demand.

China, Indonesia face deeper cuts to nickel output amid price slide

The crisis in global nickel prices has already forced production cuts, with some miners abandoning unprofitable projects altogether.

Glencore to sell stake in fraught New Caledonia nickel operations

The company has been the primary funder of the nickel project, which has repeatedly failed to turn a profit, for more than ten years.

EU delays sustainability reporting rules for mining, oil and gas sectors

Academics have expressed concern over the delay, arguing that it “jeopardises” sustainable development.

Anglo American CEO resists asset sales as Q4 production falls

The remarks come after Duncan Wanblad insisted in December that Anglo American “has no sacred cows”.

Canadian labour protections body sues Rio Tinto over injured worker

The charges were filed following an investigation into a “serious worker injury” by Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) safety officers.

Germany and Argentina discuss cooperation on critical minerals

Germany is looking to reduce its dependence on China for critical minerals.