Energy

The Volkswagen diesel scandal was driven by carbon obsession

3 October 2015 8:00 am

A fixation on carbon emissions will produce many more scandals like the one that has shamed Volkswagen

Just what Tom Watson needs: a Bananarama tribute band

26 September 2015 8:00 am

Available for parties Labour deputy leader Tom Watson said that leaving his party to join the Liberal Democrats would be…

George Osborne’s epic kowtow to China

26 September 2015 8:00 am

Cameron and Osborne have a very clear China policy: do whatever China wants

Don’t weep for Costa – but the Living Wage punishes small businesses that need our support

19 September 2015 8:00 am

What is George Osborne’s Living Wage? Is it a ploy to shift cost from the taxpayer to the employer by…

Max Hastings’s diary: How sporting tourists play into Nicola Sturgeon’s hands

12 September 2015 9:00 am

During our annual odyssey around the Scottish Highlands, I read Tears of the Rajas, Ferdinand Mount’s eloquent indictment of imperial…

The triumph of nuclear weapons – and the defeat of nuclear power

15 August 2015 9:00 am

‘I visited the black marble obelisk which marks the epicentre of the explosion, and I saw the plain domestic wall-clock…

Britain needs to get fracking

4 July 2015 9:00 am

That democracy is a superior form of government to any other goes without saying. But in order to function, it…

The only certain winner in the Greek stand-off: cliché

27 June 2015 9:00 am

The clear winner in the Greek crisis is the author of The Little Book of Negotiating Clichés, whose royalties must…

In being suckered into climate alarmism, the Pope risks backing policies that hurt the world's poor

20 June 2015 9:00 am

In his latest encyclical Pope Francis will apparently describe global warming as a ‘major threat to life on the planet’.…

Why Saudi Arabia is kicking back against the USA

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Why America’s once-cautious ally suddenly looks so skittish

Matt Ridley’s diary: Why a Guardian contributor wants me beheaded

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Martin Williams, former head of the government’s air quality science unit, has declared that the reason we have a problem…

As oil prices plunge, I want to profit from the next spike. Here’s how

14 February 2015 9:00 am

The ins and outs of betting on an oil price bounce

Revealed: five British royals who definitely slept with underage girls

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Teen queens The Duke of York denied allegations in court papers that he had had sexual relations with a girl…

How Italy failed the stress test (and Emilio Botín didn’t)

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Continuing last week’s theme, it was the Italian banks — with nine fails, four still requiring capital injections — that…

Wave power is a really, really stupid idea. That’s why it’s getting so much taxpayer subsidy

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Civil servants think wave power will transform the country. They’re wrong. You’re paying

The return of oil price anxiety is a timely reminder to get fracking

21 June 2014 9:00 am

‘Iraq turmoil sends crude oil prices to nine-month high’ is the sort of headline that used to send shivers down…

Why can’t country views be protected from wind turbines?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

City skylines are protected from careless building. Why should country views be different?

How green policies hurt the poor

5 April 2014 9:00 am

How green policies hit the poorest hardest

Any other business: Britain’s chaotic energy policy puts us in Putin’s hands

8 March 2014 9:00 am

To have written last month that the headline ‘Kiev in flames’ looked like a black swan on the economic horizon…

Why has Britain signed up for the world’s most expensive power station?

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Britain is about to buy the world’s most expensive power station

You, too, can be a shale profiteer

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Here’s how to get a slice of the fracking action

David Cameron on tax, coalition, ‘green crap’ and Team Nigella

14 December 2013 9:00 am

He’d like to present you with single-party government and lower tax rates, among other things

Blackout Britain — why our energy crisis is only just beginning

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Politicians, not the Big Six, have jacked up the price of power. And they’re only just getting started

The next election will break all the rules

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Ed Miliband’s aides used to scurry around the parliamentary estate, their shoulders hunched. A look in their eyes suggested that…

This isn’t a property bubble – it’s a reason to improve London’s transport

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Everyone —including me, if I’m honest — has been talking about a new property bubble. But is it for real?…