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. Contact Nick at: nick.ferris [at]

Nick Ferris


The ten countries that produce the world’s dirtiest electricity

Renewables may be booming, but some countries remain almost totally powered by fossil fuels. We take you through the worst offenders.

Weekly data: How one field has transformed Norway’s oil fortunes

Norwegian oil output is set to increase 13% next year – despite calls to wind down production to reach net zero by 2050.

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.

Adaptation lessons from Israel’s Negev Desert: A source of climate hope

Israeli desert farms show how we can adapt to a changing climate, but future adaptation will be limited without stronger energy transition.

Opinion: COP27 comes after a year of unfulfilled COP26 promises

UN climate summits are known more for high-level announcements and incremental improvements than the drastic action needed to limit warming to 1.5°C, argues Nick Ferris.

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.

Weekly data: African solar sluggish as the rest of the world soars

Unlike the rest of the world, solar PV installations fell sharply in Africa in 2020, and in 2021 they remained below their pre-pandemic level.

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.

Which countries are already at net zero?

Energy Monitor takes you through the countries that claim to already be carbon sinks, with more carbon absorbed than emitted each year.

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.