All articles by Matt Farmer
Matt is a staff writer covering global energy generation, storage, and resource affairs.
The abandoned mines haunting Indonesia
In Indonesia, legal liability has not stopped illegal, abandoned mines becoming deadly traps that now hold back the country’s future. Matt Farmer investigates.
Rio Tinto apologises for lost radioactive capsule
Authorities are searching 1,400km of road for the capsule from an iron ore density gauge, lost in mid-January.
Macro-economic mining: what will the future hold for Australia?
The near future of mining in Australia will be shaped by powerful macro-economic factors, including possible recession. Matt Farmer explains.
Shell coalition to develop fast-charging electric trucks
Nine companies plan to start production of modular, continuous-use battery in 2025.
What’s in the Inflation Reduction Act for miners?
What are the key features of the US’s ground-breaking bill, and how could it incentive mining energy transition minerals?
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Rio Tinto’s big energy project attracts multiple bidders
The company seeks to offset its power consumption with a massive renewable plant.
Mobile vehicles leading cause of miner deaths: ICMM report
The report makes “disturbing reading”, but marks the lowest death rate in 10 years.
WWF director calls deep-sea mining proposals “terrifying”
The WWF director has criticised the idea of deep-sea mining as a UN body works to establish regulations for the potential industry.
US traders sue London Metals Exchange over nickel market disruption
Changes and pauses to nickel trades on the London Metals Exchange in March have attracted lawsuits from traders, alleging manipulation.
Pandemic, war, and how trade disruption benefits Australian miners
In mining markets, the invasion of Ukraine has caused more disruption than the pandemic.