All articles by Annabel Cossins-Smith

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

Annabel Cossins-Smith

UK Spring budget: Hunt announces $24bn for carbon capture and storage

UK chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced on Wednesday the government’s plans to commit $24bn (£20bn) to carbon capture and storage.

Volkswagen chooses Canada for first battery cell plant outside of Europe

Volkswagen has announced plans to build its first battery cell plant outside of Europe in Canada, as the company seeks to localise electric vehicle production.

Austria joins Germany and Italy in opposing EU combustion engine ban

Chancellor Karl Nehammer has announced Austria’s commitment to fossil fuel-powered vehicles, joining Germany and Italy in opposition to the EU’s plans to ban diesel and petrol cars from 2035.

Portugal’s energy sector to see €60bn by 2030, government says

Portugal’s environment minister has estimated that the energy sector will see at least $63bn (€60bn) of investment by 2030.

UK calls on reserve coal power as supply tightens

National Grid ESO, serving the grid of Great Britain, has used reserve coal power units for the first time this winter during expected supply shortages.

Price of EU carbon hits €100 for first time

The price of carbon contracts on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme has hit $106.57 (€100) per tonne the first time, taking the cost of polluting to a record high.

Cost of EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear project rises to $40bn

The nuclear project in south-west England will likely exceed its previous budget estimate as inflation pushes costs up.

EDF posts record net loss after nuclear fleet hit by repairs

French energy company EDF has reported a significant downturn in its 2022 results after repairs choked its nuclear power output and government measures tightened, while UK profits soared.

Countries warn EU against ‘crisis mode’ reform of energy market

Seven countries, led by Denmark, have signed a letter warning Brussels not to rush into major changes to the EU’s electricity market in response to the energy crisis.

Citicore prepares for IPO to fund $4bn investment in renewables

Philippines-based renewables generator Citicore has announced plans to go public this year, aiming to fund a $4bn investment into solar projects over the next five years.