All articles by Nick Ferris

Nick Ferris is a data journalist based in London. He has previously worked at Greenpeace Unearthed, The MailOnline and The Straits Times. He is a graduate of the MA in Investigative Journalism at City University.

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Positive outlook for US energy transition ahead of midterm elections

Energy Monitor analyses the past and projected future of the US energy transition to mark the 2022 midterm elections.

The world’s top ten solar superpowers

Which countries have transitioned their power systems the most towards solar power?

Why hydropower’s human rights problem may be insurmountable

Long delays and countless human rights abuses make it hard to see hydropower playing a major role in net zero.

The mystery of the UK’s untapped tidal power

Only three large-scale tidal barrage projects have ever been built, and none of these are in the UK, the country experts say has the greatest tidal power potential.

What the closure of Germany’s only wind blade factory says about its energy transition

German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex is due to close the country’s last blade factory in June. How did we get here?

Energy islands: Pie in the sky or key to net zero?

Artificial islands linked to vast wind arrays, battery storage and electrolysers hold a lot of promise for the energy transition.

How high power prices present an opportunity for renewables generators

Current high power prices are a nightmare for consumers, but if you are generating renewable electricity outside of government subsidy schemes, there is serious money to be made.

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.

New frontiers in the fight to bring down coal

China may no longer be funding coal overseas, but thousands of plants under construction and recently built will now have to be retired early.

Recent events complicate the idea fossil fuels are more ‘reliable’ than renewables

Fossil fuel markets are becoming more unstable due to both geopolitics and the energy transition.