Energy

The need for greed

25 May 2024 9:00 am

I suspect I’ve had a lot more fun writing about the annual Sunday Times Rich List over the years than…

How net zero will divide Labour and the Tories

24 May 2024 9:19 pm

This morning, Ofgem announced another reduction in the energy price cap from July. The new cap on the unit price…

Labour and Unite go to war over oil

18 May 2024 2:52 am

There is nothing new about battles between the unions and a Labour government. But could a Starmer government be upset…

How Pret ate itself

27 April 2024 9:00 am

How bad would it be if Royal Mail’s parent company, International Distributions Services (IDS), were to be taken over by…

The farce of Drax’s wood pellets

29 February 2024 8:02 pm

When is the government going to stop pretending that chopping down trees in North American forests and shipping them across…

Barometer

3 June 2023 9:00 am

A house-price crash won’t be the only effect of the Kwarteng calamity

15 October 2022 9:00 am

Where next for house prices? Clearly, they’re going down as mortgage rates go up – and my forecast in May…

Portrait of the week: Tory party conference, gas supply warning and Denmark’s royals stripped of titles

8 October 2022 9:00 am

Home Liz Truss, the Prime Minister, came up with a message for the Conservative party conference: ‘Whenever there is change,…

How to stop a blackout

3 October 2022 10:54 pm

Will the lights go out this winter? A letter from the energy regulator Ofgem reveals just how seriously it is taking…

Europe’s descent into deindustrialisation

30 September 2022 4:00 pm

The rapid economic collapse that Britain is facing is simply an accelerated version of what the whole of Europe is…