No easy answers to Europe’s gas crisis
Liquefied natural gas tanker
Energy

No easy answers to Europe’s gas crisis

Europe’s gas crisis is a long way from over, with some analysts thinking that gas prices could remain twice as high as normal until 2025.
28 Jan 2022
How to invest in energy and metals as tech stocks crash
Dump trucks in a copper mine
Commodities

How to invest in energy and metals as tech stocks crash

It’s been a terrible week for stockmarkets. But not everything is crashing – “real” assets such as metals and energy are holding up well and should ha…
26 Jan 2022
Just how green is nuclear power?
Engineer with fuel rod handling machine in nuclear power station
Energy

Just how green is nuclear power?

Nuclear power is certainly very clean in terms of carbon emissions, but what about the radioactive waste produced as a byproduct? It’s not as much of …
22 Jan 2022
Oil price hits seven-year high after Abu Dhabi attack
Musaffah industrial district in Abu Dhabi
Oil

Oil price hits seven-year high after Abu Dhabi attack

The oil price hit a seven-year high after Houthi rebels in Yemen staged a drone attack on an oil storage site in Abu Dhabi.
21 Jan 2022
Energy prices will keep rising – here’s how to invest
Gas hob ring burner
Energy

Energy prices will keep rising – here’s how to invest

Energy prices will keep rising for the foreseeable future – it is a simple matter of supply and demand. Merryn Somerset Webb explains how you should i…
14 Jan 2022
How China is cornering the market for electric-car batteries
Industrial metals

How China is cornering the market for electric-car batteries

The West is sleepwalking into a situation where it has traded its old reliance on Middle East oil for dependence on key metals controlled by China. Th…
8 Jan 2022
In defence of fossil fuels
Energy

In defence of fossil fuels

Fossil fuels are the subject of a lot of hate these days. But without them and the cheap, reliable and abundant energy they have provided, we’d be los…
14 Dec 2021
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How to invest as we move to a hydrogen economy
Energy

How to invest as we move to a hydrogen economy

The government has started to roll out its plans for switching us over from fossil fuels to hydrogen and renewable energy. Should investors buy in? St…
9 Dec 2021
Could the oil price hit $150 a barrel by 2023?
Oil

Could the oil price hit $150 a barrel by 2023?

The oil price has fallen as a new strain of Covid brings fresh restrictions around the world. But in the long run it’s a different story, with some an…
3 Dec 2021
Power your portfolio with renewable-energy stocks
Renewables

Power your portfolio with renewable-energy stocks

The COP26 conference showed that fossil fuels are on their way out. This is a big opportunity for companies developing the equipment and technology th…
3 Dec 2021
Lithium price embarks on a long boom
Industrial metals

Lithium price embarks on a long boom

Rising demand for electric vehicles has driven the lithium price in China up by 276% since the start of the year to $30,940 a tonne
3 Dec 2021
What Bulb Energy’s collapse means for you
Personal finance

What Bulb Energy’s collapse means for you

Bulb Energy – Britain’s seventh largest energy supplier with 1.7 million customers – has become the biggest casualty of the energy crisis. Saloni Sard…
25 Nov 2021
How the return of nuclear power can help get us to net zero
Energy

How the return of nuclear power can help get us to net zero

Nuclear power was the future once – and now it seems it is again as governments look for ways to meet their net-zero targets.
20 Nov 2021
The climate summit didn’t kill off coal – what stocks might benefit?
Coal

The climate summit didn’t kill off coal – what stocks might benefit?

The COP26 climate summit made a commitment to "phase down" coal. But coal still accounts for a vast amount of the energy produced around the world – a…
19 Nov 2021
The MoneyWeek Podcast: climate change, global population and inflation
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: climate change, global population and inflation

Merryn and John talk about the COP climate change summit; why the short-term answer to our energy needs is be nuclear (and why it's a lot safer than p…
12 Nov 2021
Is investors’ enthusiasm for renewable energy justified?
Renewables

Is investors’ enthusiasm for renewable energy justified?

Investors have been pouring money into renewable energy funds. But the sector has had a tricky year so far. Max King looks at the opportunities for in…
9 Nov 2021
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
How to invest as oil prices keep heading higher
Commodities

How to invest as oil prices keep heading higher

Oil prices are soaring reversing a sharp meltdown seen at the depths of the Covid-19 crisis. Saloni Sardana explores how you can play the market.
27 Oct 2021
Green finance is set to be the most powerful financial repression tool yet
Bonds

Green finance is set to be the most powerful financial repression tool yet

The government has launched its “green savings bond” that offers investors just 0.65%. But that pitiful return is in many ways the point of “green” fi…
22 Oct 2021
Coal makes a comeback
Coal

Coal makes a comeback

The environmental case against coal may be clear, but that hasn't stopped the price rising more than fourfold in the last year.
22 Oct 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 still needs fossil fuels – here's how to invest
Energy

The world still needs fossil fuels – here's how to invest

Our enduring need for oil and gas heralds a boom in exploration and production, says Andrew Hunt.
15 Oct 2021