All articles by Annabel Cossins-Smith

Annabel Cossins-Smith

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

UK North Sea oil and gas licences to be set annually, require net-zero checks

Currently, there is no set period between licensing rounds. The bill will also require new licensing rounds to meet certain net-zero requirements.

US announces $1.3bn to update country’s electricity networks

The projects will bring online 3.5GW of additional grid capacity throughout the country, the US Department of Energy said.

80 million kilometres of power lines needed globally by 2040 to maintain climate goals – IEA

A “lack of ambition and attention” risks making electricity grids the “weak link” within the global transition to clean energy, the IEA has said.

‘I beg to differ’: international industry experts reject Sunak’s comments on heat pumps

Some homes in the UK “will never ever be suitable for a heat pump”, according to UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. “I beg to differ,” says Davide Sabbadin of the European Environmental Bureau.

UK National Infrastructure Commission set to echo CCC warning on EV chargers

The UK Government must also be “more proactive” in monitoring the national transition to electric vehicles, the NIC’s Andrew Jones told a conference in London.

“Make or break”: UNFCCC consultant calls for EU-China climate collaboration

Without significantly improved collective action, “we won’t go anywhere”, Arvea Marieni told the London Climate Technology Show.

UK net zero: Ford warns against UK Government U-turn on combustion engine ban

The warning comes after BBC News revealed this week that Sunak plans on walking back on a number of key climate action policies.

France to extend life of its final coal plants ahead of winter

The two remaining coal plants, located in Cordemais and Saint-Avold, have been granted permission to stay operational long after they were initially due to shut down.

‘We’re a world that’s built on fossil fuels and emissions are our enemy’: Carbon Engineering talks direct air capture

As companies and governments tighten their decarbonisation strategies, how dependent might the world become on large-scale carbon removal technologies? Energy Monitor sat down with Carbon Engineering’s Amy Ruddock to talk about the future of one of those technologies: direct air capture.

IEA: critical minerals market sees unprecedented growth in line with energy transition

Between 2017 and 2022, demand for lithium tripled, with cobalt demand rising by 70% and nickel by 40%.