The oil price is up to its usual tricks again – it’s all over the place.
Oil & Energy
Coal’s apologists suggest that CCS (carbon capture and storage) technology can be the fuel’s saviour on the grounds that it significantly cuts greenhouse gas emissions.
Renewable energy technologies are still relatively new, so they may still lack much-needed efficiency.
Oil is back in the news again. While financial markets elsewhere have been volatile, Brent crude has been trading in a narrow band.
Saudi Arabia wants to regain control over the oil market. But the shale producers have proven difficult to kill off.
Britain is facing a crisis bigger than anything we’ve seen before. The problems we face with energy are just a symptom of a much, much deeper problem.
The ‘Three-Day Week’ was a desperate period in UK history. Commercial electricity use was limited. A similar situation could develop over the next few years.
Solar's problem is that it's almost too good an idea.
Solar power is starting to take off. The technology is great, but… Solar power companies haven’t made much money for investors over the last 10 years.
Solar power has doubled its market share seven times in the last 15 years. But there’s a disconnect between solar technology and the returns made by investors.