All articles by Nick Ferris

Nick Ferris is senior data journalist at Energy Monitor. He has previously worked at The New Statesman, The Independent, Greenpeace Unearthed, and The Straits Times. He is a graduate of the prestigious MA in Investigative Journalism at City University. Contact Nick at: nick.ferris [at]

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Weekly data: 70% of planned steel projects are dirty blast furnaces

Data from GlobalData shows that only 3% of planned steel production facilities plan to use hydrogen technology.

Data shows how the cost of energy transition minerals has soared since 2020

Energy Monitor tracks the price increases of energy transition minerals and the impact that these are having on low-carbon technologies.

How the rush for critical minerals threatens human rights

Data shows how mining companies’ human rights due diligence is failing to keep up with booming critical minerals exploration and extraction.

Why recycling is no golden ticket to endless critical minerals 

Recycling more critical minerals is important, but it will not produce sufficient supply to meet booming energy transition demand.

Why critical minerals won’t hamper the green hydrogen revolution

The diversity of electrolysis solutions means that critical minerals are not likely to be a big issue as green hydrogen scales up.

Russia exodus shows the level of scrutiny Big Oil is now under

The rapid exit of oil majors from Russia is emblematic of how the industry’s social license is on the line.

Why success at COP26 is vital for business

A successful outcome will mitigate climate risk, provide businesses with the certainty they so desperately want and open up new opportunities for green growth.

The role critical minerals will play as the world transitions to net zero

The world will not run out of minerals any time soon, and while developing domestic supply chains makes sense, this will not make or break the energy transition.