Energy crisis

Russia ups the ante on Europe's gas supplies
Gazprom worker turning a gas valve wheel
Gas

Russia ups the ante on Europe's gas supplies

Russia's suspension of natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria saw the gas price spike by 24%. A complete shut-off could see it rise by 200%.
4 May 2022
Why food and fuel subsidies will push up debt
Protesters against cost of living increases
Global Economy

Why food and fuel subsidies will push up debt

Many governments have adopted subsidies or tax breaks to shield households and businesses from rising food and fuel prices. But that's just causing go…
28 Apr 2022
The cost of living crisis just got worse – happy Bleak Friday
Old lady protesting against the cost of living crisis
Investment strategy

The cost of living crisis just got worse – happy Bleak Friday

Today is "Bleak Friday", when your energy bill goes up along with big rises for council tax, food and petrol. There's no easy solution to the cost of …
1 Apr 2022
Should we levy a windfall tax on Big Oil's big profits?
Oil rig worker
Energy

Should we levy a windfall tax on Big Oil's big profits?

Soaring oil prices mean huge profits for energy firms. Politicians are keen to impose windfall taxes, but that could discourage vital investment in ne…
26 Mar 2022
Russian aggression is a big blow for the world’s “net zero” ambitions
Putin
Energy

Russian aggression is a big blow for the world’s “net zero” ambitions

Switching the world economy over from fossil fuels to green alternatives was always going to be a challenge. It just got a lot harder. Simon Wilson re…
12 Mar 2022
Energy bills rebate: what is the government’s plan?
Personal finance

Energy bills rebate: what is the government’s plan?

The government recently said that it would rebate some of the cost of rising energy prices to consumers. Saloni Sardana looks at what's planned.
16 Feb 2022
Energy bill cost breakdown – where your money goes
Personal finance

Energy bill cost breakdown – where your money goes

With energy bills soaring, Saloni Sardana looks at how the average energy bill is made up.
14 Feb 2022
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Why are energy prices going up so much?
Energy

Why are energy prices going up so much?

UK energy prices are going through the roof – and not just here. They are rising all around the world. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going on.
10 Feb 2022
The energy price cap is to rise by 54% in April – here’s what it means for you
Personal finance

The energy price cap is to rise by 54% in April – here’s what it means for you

Ofgem, the UK's energy regulator, has said that the energy price cap is to rise by £693 from 1 April – a 54% increase on its current level. Saloni Sar…
3 Feb 2022
How to help your business cope with rising energy costs
Small business

How to help your business cope with rising energy costs

With rising energy costs putting cost pressures on the country's businesses, the best way to keep the lights on is to make sure you’re turning them of…
18 Jan 2022
Carrots and sticks: why energy prices won't fall for a long time
Energy

Carrots and sticks: why energy prices won't fall for a long time

Energy is going to be more expensive for a long time before it gets both cleaner and cheaper. 
5 Nov 2021
The after effects of the gas-price shock
Economy

The after effects of the gas-price shock

In the wake of the recent spike in the natural gas price, we can expect slower growth, an industrial recession – and a newly assertive Russia, says Ma…
17 Oct 2021
The world faces a chilly winter as energy prices climb
Energy

The world faces a chilly winter as energy prices climb

The gas crisis has revealed Europe’s dependence on imported gas, but the rest of the world is facing higher bills too.
15 Oct 2021
How to invest as natural gas prices soar
Gas

How to invest as natural gas prices soar

Gas prices have fallen from their recent highs, but prices are still many times higher than they were last year. Saloni Sardana looks at why supply is…
8 Oct 2021
China’s energy crunch could export inflation around the globe
Chinese economy

China’s energy crunch could export inflation around the globe

As China suffers an energy crisis too, the odds of stagflation – slowing growth but rising prices – increase. John Stepek explains why and what that m…
1 Oct 2021
Gas prices explode – and oil prices will follow
Energy

Gas prices explode – and oil prices will follow

After gas prices hit new highs, Brent crude oil prices have broken through $80 a barrel for the first time in almost three years.
1 Oct 2021
What do higher oil prices mean for investors? 
Oil

What do higher oil prices mean for investors? 

The oil price has hit its highest in three years as post-pandemic demand rebounds. Saloni Sardana looks at what's going on and how it could affect you…
29 Sep 2021
Why are people panicking about fuel shortages?
UK Economy

Why are people panicking about fuel shortages?

With huge queues forming at petrol stations around the country, Saloni Sardana looks at the reasons behind the fuel shortage and asks how long it's l…
28 Sep 2021
Why we will be reliant on fossil fuels for a long time to come
Energy

Why we will be reliant on fossil fuels for a long time to come

The energy crisis has shown us just how reliant we still are on fossil fuels. And we will continue to rely on them for a long time yet, says Merryn So…
27 Sep 2021
How to cut your energy bill this winter
Personal finance

How to cut your energy bill this winter

Gas and electricity prices have risen by more than 250% so far this year. And they’re likely to go higher still Saloni Sardana looks at what can you …
24 Sep 2021
What's behind Britain’s looming energy crisis
Energy

What's behind Britain’s looming energy crisis

Global natural gas prices have soared as resurgent demand collides with supply disruptions. The UK is especially vulnerable and could be heading for a…
24 Sep 2021
Why is the UK short of CO2 and what does it mean for you?
UK Economy

Why is the UK short of CO2 and what does it mean for you?

The UK is experiencing a carbon dioxide shortage that could lead to empty shelves in supermarkets. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going on and how it …
21 Sep 2021