Shale gas

Hollande equals Thatcher? If only

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Have you ever tried discussing the merits of gun control with a Texan, or of deregulated labour markets with a…

Come back Robert Peston, all is forgiven: and tell us who’s to blame this time

23 January 2016 9:00 am

‘Who’s to blame for financial crisis’ is a poem I wrote in 2012, rhyming ‘speculators, spivs and traders’ with ‘rich,…

Industrial revolution: gas from shale — as here in Pennsylvania — has transformed the US energy economy

To frack or not to frack: investing either way

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Our veteran investor hunts for opportunities amid energy confusion

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 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…

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…

You, too, can be a shale profiteer

22 February 2014 9:00 am

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

The tao of Ayn Rand

31 August 2013 9:00 am

I’m now half way through Atlas Shrugged and I’m loving almost every moment. But Ayn Rand isn’t someone you read…

Think fracking’s bad for the countryside? Just look at farming…

31 August 2013 9:00 am

I’m off to Balcombe this weekend. In fact I might even carry a placard and paint my face with a…

Is the EU stopping Britain’s shale revolution?

10 August 2013 9:00 am

A few months after the last election, Oliver Letwin warned Cabinet colleagues that a chunk of Britain’s income would be…

Mind your language: Frack vs frag

10 August 2013 9:00 am

‘Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a frack,’ replied my husband unwittily when I asked how he’d feel if shale…

Letters: The Met Office answers Rupert Darwall, and a defence of Bolívar

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Wild weather Sir: Weather and climate science is not an emotional or political issue — even though emotions and politics run…

Energy special: Get ready for the ‘fire ice’ revolution

15 June 2013 9:00 am

The next great fossil fuel rush could make life very difficult for oil sheikhs – and for greens

Energy special: It’s decision time on shale gas

15 June 2013 9:00 am

Britain is finally going to have to make a decision about shale

Portrait of the week

8 June 2013 9:00 am

Home Patrick Mercer MP resigned the Conservative whip after being filmed in discussion with a fake Fijian firm that paid…

To save the High Street, sack Mary Portas and slash business rates

8 June 2013 9:00 am

On my way to chair a town meeting, I was chuckling over Phillip Warner’s cartoon last week headed ‘Mary Portas…

Britain can’t afford to surrender to the greens on shale gas

11 May 2013 9:00 am

If we give in to the green lobby, Britain will drift into an energy crisis