Fuel

The flawed thinking at the heart of the renewable energy swindle

5 April 2017 12:14

A new report revealing that using wood pellets to generate electricity can actually speed up global warming should be the final…

Boris ignores some basic points when he argues Brexit would cut fuel prices

31 May 2016 8:43

Would Brexit mean cheaper fuel bills for Brits? That’s the claim made by Boris Johnson and Michael Gove today, who…

Earn as you burn: the green energy offer that saved the monks of Pluscarden

19 June 2015 18:26

Pluscarden Abbey, just outside Elgin in northeast Scotland, is one of the most beautiful places in Britain. But to those…

Ed Miliband’s energy announcement may be nonsense, but it could become popular

24 September 2013 16:37

First politicians banned cheap energy. They are creating an affordability crisis by insisting on the rapid deployment of expensive technologies…

Motorists deserve a full inquiry into fuel price-fixing allegations

14 July 2013 10:51

Everybody knows that the price of motoring fuel is too expensive. Often, this is blamed on the taxman: at nearly…

How oil companies could be inflating petrol prices

5 September 2012 10:53

Conservative backbencher (and thank goodness he remains on the backbench, where he seems to wield an impressive level of influence)…

Everyone’s a loser

1 April 2012 14:24

Have the opinion polls ever looked more discouraging, overall, for the Tories during this government? Not that I can remember,…

A question of motivation

31 March 2012 9:55

Flitting through the opinion pages this morning, there’s one headline that stands out far more than any other. It’s on…

Davis takes the opportunity to strike

29 March 2012 15:53

The fuel tanker strike is fast turning into a critical moment. The government, which has surprisingly few friends in the…

Fuel for the political bonfire

29 March 2012 9:48

Pasties and jerry cans — who’d have thought that yesterday’s politics would descend into a roaring debate about two such…

Cameron and Obama bargain over fuel

16 March 2012 9:02

No wonder David Cameron and Barack Obama were being so chummy: they both knew that they could help each other.…

Rising gas prices hurt Obama

12 March 2012 13:36

Barack Obama’s re-election has been looking more and more likely in recent weeks. His approval rating has risen fairly steadily,…

Halfon seeks to cool the inflationary fires

15 November 2011 10:00

Don’t whip out the cava just yet, CoffeeHousers. Inflation, in both its CPI and RPI incarnations, may be down on…

Beating fuel poverty

23 August 2011 14:08

As Tim Montgomerie has noted, a growing priority for voters is the astronomical cost of petrol. In fact, according to…

Pressure at the pumps

14 June 2011 18:00

Away from the clamour in the chamber over the bowdlerisation of the NHS reforms, a group of MPs led by…

Lib Dems bringing home the bacon

23 March 2011 15:59

There are a few big Lib Dem policy wins in this Budget, most notably the rise in the personal allowance…

Osborne pulls it off

23 March 2011 15:36

George Osborne beat the expectations game today. His abolition of the fuel duty escalator for this parliament should — Elizabeth…

Osborne’s white rabbit

23 March 2011 11:18

We can expect at least one rabbit out of the hat in George Osborne’s Budget speech. The Chancellor is a…

The state of public opinion ahead of the Budget

22 March 2011 18:40

It’s a point that I’ve made before, but here it is again: Budgets don’t tend to shift opinion polls, at…

George Osborne’s Budget magic trick

20 March 2011 10:09

Spare a thought for George Osborne and Danny Alexander. They had their own budgetary magic show planned for Wednesday, and were…

Why Ed Miliband’s getting it right on the cost of living

6 March 2011 10:42

George Osborne’s budget, due in two weeks’ time, will be billed as an agenda for growth. This is welcome, but…

Fuel for the fire

4 March 2011 14:40

On any normal day, a missive from Tim Farron to George Osborne – urging him to axe the planned rise…

Blame Twitter for the increased oil prices

2 March 2011 16:46

The BBC are reporting that unleaded petrol has now reached 130p per litre and areblaming Libya. I¹m not convinced. Libya…

Miliband’s latest break with the past

28 February 2011 12:59

As an independent creature, the Resolution Foundation’s new Commission on Living Standards isn’t doing Ed Miliband’s work for him. But,…

Inflation: how the nightmare will continue

25 February 2011 18:10

Each month, inflation numbers come out and seem to surprise everyone – except the chosen few who have access to…