Rupert Darwall

The Tories are stuck in a Net Zero trap of their own making

20 March 2024 2:07 am

The Prime Minister’s pronouncement that Britain needs investment in new gas-fired power stations to keep the lights on is a…

Net Zero’s days are numbered

23 February 2024 11:18 pm

If a week is a long time in politics, then 2023 belongs to a different age in the politics of…

What’s the true cost of Britain’s biggest offshore wind farm?

23 December 2023 6:14 am

The world’s largest offshore wind farm is coming to Britain but there will be only one winner from the scheme –…

Has the Bank of England’s net zero obsession fuelled inflation?

1 July 2023 7:00 pm

The Bank of England was made independent to take monetary policy away from flighty politicians who are slaves to expediency…

The green movement faces a painful confrontation with reality

4 March 2023 3:56 am

Environmentalism is the ruling ideology of our times. Forget neoliberalism. That peaked around 2000 and was definitively dethroned by the…

Is this a Black Wednesday moment for the Tories?

2 October 2022 6:13 pm

Kwasi Kwarteng delivered his mini-Budget one week after the thirtieth anniversary of Black Wednesday, when the markets forcibly ejected sterling…

The next Tory leader should commit to ditching net zero

16 July 2022 7:00 pm

‘We’re all Keynesians now,’ Richard Nixon reportedly said in 1971 before ushering in a decade of high inflation. In the…

Are we heading for a net zero crash?

9 November 2021 8:22 am

So far, the big message from the Glasgow climate conference is the role of finance in decarbonising the global economy.…

Afghanistan and climate change: the West’s twin failures

16 September 2021 10:35 am

The West’s humiliation in Afghanistan has an older brother: climate change. As siblings, the two share characteristics, most obviously an…

Who's cashing in on the 'climate emergency'?

9 March 2021 6:00 pm

‘The climate transition presents a historic investment opportunity,’ says BlackRock CEO Larry Fink. ‘What the financiers, the big banks, the…

Forecast failure: how the Met Office lost touch with reality

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Why does the Met Office get it so wrong?