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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Why domestic solar manufacturing could turbocharge Africa’s energy transition 

Solar factories are beginning to spring up across Africa, helping to create favourable conditions for growth and acceptance of the technology.

How to get pension funds to invest in renewables in Africa

Pension fund money is the ‘holy grail’ for many renewables investors in Africa, but there remain profound challenges around accessing it.

Why banks are key to turning the tide on oil and gas

Banks provide the bulk of new oil and gas financing, and most have yet to introduce any oil and gas exclusion policy.

COP27: How countries compare on carbon emissions and pledges

To mark the opening of COP27, Energy Monitor tracked the latest carbon emissions data to see how far the world is from reaching net-zero emissions by 2050.

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.

What has happened to China’s global coal financing?

Following China’s pledge to end global coal financing there has been a collapse in overall energy financing but no surge in support for renewables.

Gas in Africa: Still a ‘transition fuel’?

The world is facing climate catastrophe, but given the profound development needs facing some countries, would it make sense to develop gas assets in Africa?

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.

Why success at COP26 is vital for business

A successful outcome at COP26 will mitigate climate risk, provide businesses with the certainty they so desperately want and open up new opportunities for green growth.