All articles by Isabeau van Halm

Isabeau van Halm


Isabeau van Halm is a data journalist based in London. She has previously worked as editor of a local newspaper and is a graduate of the Erasmus Mundus Journalism Master’s. Contact Isabeau at: isabeau.vanhalm [at]

Exclusive: police forces across Europe are increasingly cracking down on climate protesters 

Energy Monitor analysis of ACLED data shows that the rate of police intervention at climate change protests in Europe has almost doubled since 2020.

Why the world finds itself in a Greenland ‘gold rush’

Melting ice in Greenland is exposing the country’s critical mineral resources. Mining companies, governments and billionaires are all eyeing the largely underexplored wealth.

Critical minerals: why there is no such thing as a just transition (yet)

The transition towards green technologies means demand for critical minerals is soaring. Energy Monitor spoke to Lesley Muñoz Rivera, an Indigenous activist from the Copiapó community in Chile, who is defending its territory against the mining of critical minerals.

Weekly data: Australia needs to pick up the pace of its energy transition

Australia needs to speed up investments in renewables, storage and the electricity network, warns the CEO of the Australian Energy Market Operator.

Energy Monitor’s Critical Mineral Tracker

Will production keep up with demand for critical minerals? Track the global production of critical minerals with Energy Monitor’s Critical Mineral Tracker, updated quarterly. Scroll down to learn more.

Decarbonising the European energy system by 2050 is possible – Eurelectric

Electricity market reform, permitting, grids and industrial competitiveness are all essential drivers to decarbonise the energy system, according to a new report by Eurelectric.

High-emitting countries owe $192trn in climate reparations – study

A new study published in Nature Sustainability estimates the monetary value of reparations owed by the world’s highest-emitting countries.

Weekly data: clean energy manufacturing is expanding rapidly

If all announced clean energy manufacturing projects are realised, solar PV and battery manufacturing already meet the needs for 2030, according to the International Energy Agency.

EU and US politicians call for the removal of Al Jaber as COP28 president

The UAE’s appointment of an oil executive as president of COP28 has been controversial since it was announced.

Dutch offshore wind farms shut down to allow bird migration

In an international first, two offshore wind parks were shut down for four hours on 13 May to allow the safe passage of migrating birds above the North Sea.