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]

Nick Ferris


Africa Climate Summit wraps up with seminal – but flawed – ‘Nairobi Declaration’ 

The unanimously adopted “Nairobi Declaration” represents the first time African leaders have reached a joint position on the question of climate change.

Weekly data: How peak natural gas demand has come into sight 

EU gas demand has fallen following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while the Inflation Reduction Act will mean lower demand across the Atlantic.

Exclusive: how US oil extraction plans will scupper global climate goals

US oil extraction plans are set to release five times more CO₂ than remains in the country’s 1.5°C carbon budget.

Weekly data: there will be more LNG tankers than oil supertankers by 2028

Plans to double the size of the world’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker fleet point to the risk of LNG oversupply and threaten climate targets.

Top ten countries currently developing the most oil and gas fields

These are the top ten countries leading the charge against the IEA recommendation that no new oil fields should come online to meet net zero by 2050.

Will Saudi Arabia ever make good on its solar ambitions?   

Saudi Arabia still generates 99% of its power from fossil fuels, with only a handful of – admittedly massive – solar projects in the pipeline.

Why LNG’s current boom will only accelerate its ultimate demise

A tight market is putting emerging markets off LNG – and Europe’s energy transition may push the continent off gas faster than anticipated.

Inside Norway’s efforts to move on from oil and gas

Petrostate Norway is on the path to becoming a global leader in climate tech, though the oil and gas industry retains a firm grip on the country’s economy.

Why LNG terminals will not be transporting hydrogen any time soon

Political promises that new LNG terminals can be switched to hydrogen are likely to remain unfulfilled.

Exclusive: How just 25 oil companies are set to blow the world’s 1.5°C carbon budget

A new Energy Monitor investigation reveals how Big Oil’s extraction plans continue to fly in the face of climate science.