All articles by Ben van der Merwe

Ben van der Merwe is a data journalist at GlobalData Media, specialising in FDI. He joined from the Reach Data Unit, where he was a fellow of the Google News Initiative. His investigative journalism has previously appeared in the Observer, VICE,Private Eye and New Statesman.

Ben van der Merwe

Could the Ukraine crisis herald a rebirth for nuclear power?

The Ukraine crisis and zero-carbon targets mean many countries are looking for quick alternatives to fossil fuels. Does this mean a rebirth for nuclear power is on the cards?

Russia’s energy blackmail of Europe has begun

Vladimir Putin has told European countries that they must pay for imports of gas in roubles, in response to sanctions imposed against Russia.

Weekly data: The Ukraine war is forcing governments to rethink post-Covid austerity

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has seen increases in defence spending in much of the world, meaning austerity measures are back on the cards.

Which power companies have been diversifying their revenues the fastest?

A GlobalData analysis of companies in the power industry has shed light on which companies are diversifying their revenue streams