All articles by Florence Jones

Florence is a staff writer across energy titles and a graduate of MLitt Global Social and Political Thought.

Florence Jones

Chinese overseas investment in metals and mining to reach record levels this year 

New contracts in the metals and mining sector reached $10bn in the first half of 2023.

Bolivian indigenous group declares local emergency over protected area zoning 

The group has criticised the environmental and social impact of small-scale gold mining operations.

International Seabed Authority delays deep-sea mining to 2024 

The body will continue with the finalisation of regulations in its next session.

Report calls for investment to reduce risk of critical mineral “supply gap” 

The Energy Transition Commission predicts that a lack of investment in the past decade will result in shortages.

From a fringe technology to the mainstream: Optimising supply chains for the electric vehicle era. 

As EV adoption reaches a tipping point between a fringe technology and the mainstream Florence Jones speaks with EY Global Energy & Resources Leader Serge Colle to discuss how the global supply chain can collaborate more meaningfully.

Colombian Government proposes new criteria for mining in protected areas 

The proposed measures include the introduction of temporary conservation areas.

UK lithium miners “warmly welcome” Tata battery gigafactory  

The announcement comes as investment in critical minerals centres around the south-west of the UK.

Prominent private equity investor says there is no business case for deep-sea mining 

While environmental criticism of mining the ocean floor has been extensive, others say deep-sea mining will not be profitable.

Research shows animals abandoning deep-sea mining testing areas due to sediment pollution

Environmentalists and marine biologists are concerned about the potential impacts of delays to deep-sea mining regulation.

Hydrogen buzz or meaningful change? The steel industry goes green

With the first ‘green steel’ plants due to come online in 2025, one of the world’s most polluting industries is preparing for the transition to a green future. Florence Jones investigates.