All articles by 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]

Isabeau van Halm


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.

Russian authorities evacuate people from areas near Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Plant

Russia has started to evacuate areas near the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, sparking concerns from the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Weekly data: US clean power capacity additions lag in 2022

New US clean power capacity lagged in 2022 compared with previous years, but the Inflation Reduction Act should boost US renewables deployment over the next decade.

Moldova faces winter darkness as Russia weaponises energy

Russia is using energy supplies to destabilize Moldova, but separatist Kremlin-backed Transnistria might be hit the hardest if gas is cut off.

How indigenous communities became major players in Canada’s energy transition

Indigenous communities in Canada have been trailblazers in the clean energy transition, especially when it comes to microgrids in remote locations.

In the wake of West Virginia v. EPA, the US needs to step up climate action

After the Supreme Court decision, the EPA is still authorised to reduce pollution from power plants. But if the US wants to be on track for its climate goals, the government needs to act now.

Europe could have a clean power system at no extra cost by 2035

Europe could achieve a clean, reliable and expanded power system by 2035 at no extra cost compared with current, more polluting plans, researchers say.

Germany’s emergency gas plan explained

The cut in Russian gas supplies has Germany enacting the second phase of their gas emergency plan. What do these plans entail?

Will renewables bring light to a particularly dark situation in Lebanon?

Decades of mismanagement and corruption have left Lebanon with an unreliable energy system. A shift to renewables could help but only if it comes with complete energy market reform.