Energy

Criminal Damage to the Law

The acquittal of Greenpeace activists who vandalised a power station reveals a legal loophole vulnerable to political exploitation

Is There a New Cold War with Russia?

Edward Lucas and Mary Dejevsky, both leading commentators on Russia and eastern Europe, discuss the Georgian crisis and its implications for the West

‘If we do not act, we face a nuclear-armed Iran or a new Middle East confrontation’

‘The oil price rise has already forced the global warming guru Lord Stern to change his mind’

La Hague: Recycling the French Model

France's slogan “We may not have any oil, but we have ideas" has proved to be the winning hand when compared with Britain

‘Absolutely no one believes that the earth could produce 17 times as much oil as today. The stuff simply is not there’

The Politics of Climate Change

Former Tory chancellor Nigel Lawson challenges David Cameron’s Conservatives, represented by the party’s policy chief Oliver Letwin, to break with the consensus on global warming. Their discussion is chaired by Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson

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"
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