Tag: energy prices

In Brief

With a looming winter gas crisis, the EU doesn’t need an empty symbol of solidarity

EU energy ministers’ recent ‘political agreement’ on natural gas was touted as an example of European unity and solidarity. It might be a show of political unity but there was very little substance on display. The essence of the agreement is a ‘voluntary reduction of natural gas demand by 15 % for this winter’. Moreover, it […]


A tale of two prices

A steep rise in energy prices is currently making news headlines across Europe, with the costs of natural gas and electricity being keenly felt by consumers and industry. Moving away from the news cycle though, the underlying forces at work behind these increases are complex and nuanced. They are also intertwined with the various EU […]