All articles by Annabel Cossins-Smith

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

Annabel Cossins-Smith

World “must phase out coal nearly five times faster” to meet climate goals

Global retirement of coal power plants needs to move four and a half times faster if it is to maintain its target of phasing out coal entirely by 2040, GEM finds.

Australia and UK sign statement of intent on critical minerals

Australia and the UK have signed a new Statement of Intent to strengthen cooperation in the critical minerals sector.

Indonesia pledges nickel mining clean up amid EV-led boom

The Indonesian President has pledged to improve the country’s monitoring of environmental standards for nickel mining.

India to start exporting coal by 2026

India’s coal minister Pralhad Joshi has asserted that the country has enough coal reserves to begin exportation by 2026.

Activists block deep-sea mining research ship in New Zealand

Māori Greenpeace activists jumped in front of a UK deep-sea mining research ship to protest planned expansions to seabed mining in the Pacific.

Activists launch legal challenge against Aberpergwm coal mine expansion

The Coal Action Network is battling plans to expand the Aberpergwn mine in the hope of halting the extraction of 40 million tonnes of coal.

China lifts remaining restrictions on Australian coal

China has removed all remaining curbs on Australian coal imports, putting an end to trade restrictions that have been in place since 2020.

Protestors to resume blockade of Las Bambas mine in Peru

Andean protestors in Peru will resume a blockade against several major copper mines, despite a truce last month.

Newcrest rejects $16.9bn Newmont offer

Australian gold miner Newcrest Mining has rejected a $16.9bn offer from US-based Newmont, saying it undervalues the company after profits exceed expectations.

Two miners missing following collapse at Dugald River mine in Queensland

Operator MMG and contractor Barminco continue to search for two miners at the Dugald River underground mine in north-west Queensland after a land collapse at the site.