Alternative energy is the new frontier

With Russia halting natural gas supplies to western Europe, the ‘weaponisation’ of energy had lurked in everyone’s mind. Politicians prayed Moscow would never resort to this form of blackmail and the pipelines

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Jumpin’ Vlad flash cuts his gas

By Jeffrey Halley The Ukraine/Russia conflict has suffered some headline fatigue of late, and more than a little complacency by the world’s financial markets, as China’s slowdown fears grabbed centre-stage. The economic

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Greece U-turn on fossil fuels

Facing public pressure from spiralling electricity and gas prices while trying to stem imports from Russia, Greece’s prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made a spectacular U-turn on energy policies. Within two weeks, he

New EU Directive to promote RES

The EU published a new Directive this month “to promote the use of renewable energy sources by means of reduced VAT rates.” The Directive states: “In order to support the transition towards