Energy and Environment Journalism

Energy and Environment Journalism

Energy and Environment Journalism

For the journalist, or team, who have done the most to scrutinise and report on these important and interconnected subjects. Work can be purely about energy, purely about the environment, or about both. Please submit up to three articles and a cover statement of up to 500 words explaining how the entries showed journalistic rigour, brought new information to light and served the public interest. 


Jess Kelly, Owen Pinnell, Carole Bertinet, Mohamed Boteen, Nour Altounji, Inam Talib, Azhar Al-Rubaie, Rosie Garthwaite, Mustafa Khalili and Tim Awford

The judges said: “This was prescient, influential and thorough. It had the wow factor and was investigative journalism which got results.”

Simon Evans

Carbon Brief

The judges said: “This journalist is extraordinarily productive and at times has provided a one-person corrective to the prevailing political discourse on energy and the have been proved right.”

Carbon Brief editor Leo Hickman picks up the Energy & Environment Journalism award for colleague Simon Evans from Suchandrika Chakrabarti and Jeremy Vine. Picture: ASV Photography Ltd for Press Gazette

John Ingham

Daily Express

The judges praised the Daily Express for “changing its editorial stance in recent years to become a leading voice campaigning for the environment and securing positive change”. Ingham in particular was praised for rigorous and incisive journalism.

John Ingham of the Daily Express picks up the Energy and Environment Journalism at the British Journalism Awards 2021 from Jeremy Vine and OVO Energy