I’m a freelance reporter and columnist specialising in climate and energy, covering both markets and policy. I write for a variety of outlets ranging from online news services to monthly magazines, and my articles range from five lines of breaking news to features of 2,000 words or more discussing big issues affecting the energy world.
My assignments take me from within the UN climate negotiations to energy industry conferences and seminars, as well as set-piece press events. I’ve covered the UN climate talks for 15 years, following the annual COP meetings from Montreal to Copenhagen, Paris and Madrid. I’ve also covered carbon markets – both the day-to-day trading and the regulatory processes – in Brussels, Sacramento, Boston and Bonn.
I’ve written about the expansion of renewable energy around the world, the steady growth of electric vehicles, how these trends are affecting fossil fuels, and what’s likely to happen many years into the future. At the moment I'm also writing a lot about the growth of natural gas, and how it’s overtaking coal worldwide.
My work also extends to drafting white papers, writing in-depth research and carrying out policy analysis, as well as press releases and marketing materials.
Interfax: COP talks fail, but carbon linking set to continue
Interfax: Carbon capture may be too late for coal and gas
S&P Global: Nations under pressure to finalise UN carbon trading rules
Petroleum Economist: Carbon price drives generating fuel switch
Interfax: US support for renewables may challenge gas
Petroleum Economist: Carbon market faces Brexit deal or no-deal conundrum
Interfax: Oldest US carbon market may double in size with new members
IETA: COP25 Summary Report
ZE.com: Weather data evolves to meet the demands of renewable generation
Petroleum Economist: We won’t always have Paris
Interfax: UN climate summit fails to set carbon market rules
ZE.com: Strong carbon and weak gas force fuel-switching in European power
Petroleum Economist: UK’s unclear post-Brexit emissions strategy
ZE.com: How will Germany’s coal phase-out affect the power market?
Petroleum Economist: The Other Damaging Glut
ALLCOT: Did a carbon tax really help the UK cut its emissions?
Interfax Global Energy: US coal revival owes more to gas prices than to Trump
Petroleum Economist: Red Washington, Greener States
Interfax Global Energy: Vietnam’s reliance on coal delays gas and renewables
Carbon Pulse: New California offset limits are inviting legal challenge, experts say