Thank God for the Glory of Gas

Britain takes for granted the benefits that natural gas has brought but they are miraculous

Renewables Won’t Keep the Lights On

If you thought that wind power would be affordable, think again

Beyond Climate Hubris

An open letter to Chris Huhne calls for a new pragmatic approach to rebuild public trust

After the Crash: A New Direction for Climate Policy

A radical and pragmatic approach in accelerating the decarbonisation of the global economy is the only way forward

Powerful Attraction

A new British-pioneered nuclear reactor can help cut our reliance on fossil fuels

Global Warning

An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming by Nigel Lawson, and Blueprint for a Safer Planet by Nicholas Stern

The Anti-Green Ecologist

The Vanishing Face of Gaia by James Lovelock
He Knew He Was Right by John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin

Bearhugged by Uncle Vlad

Germany's fawning attitude towards Putin stems from a belief that Russia is the nearest thing it has to a colony

A Norwegian Thatcher?

The leader of Norway's Progress Party, Siv Jensen, has a good chance of winning next year's election. In an interview with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson, she explains her views; Bruce Bawer explains the background to her meteoric career

The British Gas Man Cometh (Not)

Standpoint senior editor Miriam Gross tries seven times in vain to negotiate the hopeless beaurocracy of British Gas's customer service department

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"