Shale

The Greens’ regressive message has lost them student votes

27 April 2015 13:09

‘If you’re not a socialist before you’re twenty-five, you have no heart; if you are a socialist after twenty-five, you…

Why Vladimir Putin’s threats about cutting off Europe’s gas supply are all bluff

1 December 2014 14:05

Has the West found a secret new weapon in its battle with Putin’s expansionist ambitions: reversible gas pipelines? Putin has…

National Trust trusting in green dogma

2 May 2014 16:06

Strange happenings at a place that many people think of as one of Britain’s National Treasures: the National Trust. As…

The potential of shale – in the fight against climate change…

14 April 2014 18:27

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a report earlier this morning which contains a remarkable insight. Ottmar…

How America’s shale gas revolution makes Putin ever weaker

5 March 2014 10:02

Once or twice every century something good happens to Russia, but then another long night of suffering closes over the…

What the frack?

15 October 2013 8:58

According to the weird and wonderful folk at Greenpeace, the home of the longest running magazine in the English language…

The EU is being used to put the brakes on shale

8 August 2013 17:33

It is beginning to dawn on Westminster just how much shale Britain has. The Bowland Basin — which runs from…

Government fights misinformation over shale planning process

5 August 2013 15:00

The government is busy quelling worries about the planning process for exploratory shale drilling, following this disobliging article in yesterday’s…

What does Ed Miliband make of shale?

4 August 2013 13:03

‘We are going to see how thick their rectory walls are, whether they like the flaring at the end of…

Winning the fracking argument

2 August 2013 13:48

Shale has been back on the front pages this week, with exploratory drilling at Balcombe in West Sussex and Lord…

‘What’s more important obeying a Brussels directive or keeping the lights on?’

30 June 2013 12:44

Andrew Neil’s interview of Michael Fallon on The Sunday Politics was a reminder of just how much of UK energy…

The shale revolution

13 February 2012 9:10

Shale, what is it good for? How about fuelling Britain’s energy needs for decades to come? The Sunday Times reported yesterday…

An important intervention on energy policies, but will the Lib Dems pay attention?

6 February 2012 12:48

The economist Dieter Helm is one of the few policy thinkers respected on both sides of the coalition. Oliver Letwin…

Why is Huhne still shunning shale?

9 November 2011 12:47

Chris Huhne’s article in the Telegraph this morning attacking those who think that shale gas can solve Britain’s energy needs…

When will MPs wake up to Shale?

25 October 2011 11:49

It’s just baffling. The House of Commons committee on energy has today publisheda report entitled “UK Energy Supply: Security or…

The poverty of Britain’s energy debate

17 October 2011 9:17

How big does Shale have to get before our policymakers wake up to its implications? There is an Energy Summit…