Turkey is just the canary in the coal mine
Turkey's President Erdogan is pointing fingers for the collapse of the lira. But Turkey was never a target, says John Stepek. Rather, it is a victim o…
Will Brexit make it harder to keep the lights on in Britain?
Matthew Partridge talks to energy consultant Clive Moffatt to find out how EU membership has affected the UK’s energy policy, and how Brexit is likely…
Commodities make a comeback
Raw-materials prices rose sharply in 2017 – and they have made a strong start to 2018, too.
Coking coal: the year’s top commodity
The price of coking coal has more than doubled to four-year highs around $205 a tonne since the beginning of July. That makes it 2016’s best-performin…
The energy revolution is hitting a tipping point
There is a huge shift going on in the energy markets, with the decline of coal mirrored by the stunning rise of renewable energy. Here's what it means…
10 August 1842: Mines Act bans women and children from working underground
The Mines and Collieries Act was passed on this day in 1842, forbidding any female, and any child below the age of ten, from working underground in th…