Unreliable renewables will make energy more costly

23 February 2024 11:39 pm

It is of course good news that the Ofgem price cap for a dual fuel household bill will fall from…


30 September 2023 9:00 am

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…

It’s time to kickstart North Sea oil

30 August 2022 9:00 pm

It is reported this morning that one of Liz Truss’s first acts as prime minister, assuming she wins the Conservative…

How high will energy prices go?

26 August 2022 5:20 pm

When dozens of energy companies started going bust in 2021, the government knew it had a crisis on its hands.…

Can Zelensky afford to freeze Ukraine’s gas prices?

20 August 2022 1:43 am

This morning, Volodymyr Zelensky signed a moratorium on energy prices – so while gas bills are rising all over Europe,…

Rationing and blackouts are a possibility this winter

9 August 2022 1:39 am

The debate about energy in the UK has largely concentrated on just how high prices will go. This is understandable…

Putin has Europe where he wants it

26 July 2022 3:22 am

Have we reached the endgame of Vladimir Putin’s energy war against the West, the point at which he turns off…

How Germany's energy crisis could hurt Britain

22 July 2022 4:00 pm

For now, Berlin can breathe a sigh of relief: after a ten-day shutdown for maintenance, the Nord Stream 1 pipeline…

The EU’s oil ban is a damp squib

31 May 2022 9:19 pm

When Putin’s tanks rolled into Ukraine on 24 February there was a conceit that this might be the first war…

How to avoid heating your house

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Spring commonly augers a quickening warmth, but for Britons this year the season coincides with a chilling marker: a 54…

Turkmenistan may emerge as a global powerbroker

17 March 2022 10:25 pm

While the world is watching Ukraine, there is another former Soviet republic that has quietly undergone regime change. Turkmenistan’s 65-year-old…

It's too late to break Europe's gas reliance on Russia

22 February 2022 11:39 pm

So, Nord Stream 2 will not be plugged into Germany’s gas grid. A little surprisingly, Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been…

Has Macron shot France's energy industry in the foot?

21 January 2022 4:15 am

Gas prices are soaring. Europe could be about to witness electricity shortages. Power companies are collapsing by the day, and,…

Why Covid means the big state is back

15 October 2021 9:31 am

History suggests that when the state expands in a crisis, it doesn’t go back to its pre-crisis level once the…

We'll all pay the price for reckless energy firms' gambling

21 September 2021 3:00 pm

You know that mate of yours who is always boasting they pay way less for energy than you because they’re…

Treating oil companies as pariahs will kill off any green revolution

18 January 2020 9:00 am

When fossil fuel divestment was merely a gesture by universities, the Church of England and the Prince of Wales it…

Want to avoid regulators? Do something useless

29 August 2015 9:00 am

I had a water meter installed in my flat a few months ago. I looked at it just now and…

Don't call him an oligarch - meeting Dmitry Firtash

19 April 2014 9:00 am

A rare interview with billionaire Ukrainian power broker Dmitry Firtash

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…