EU focuses on energy security

Why gas interconnection matters – and what problems the EU and its neighbours are facing.

A thunderstorm approaches a shale gas fracking facility run by Poland's PKN Orlen company on the outskirts of the village of Uscimow

Europe’s natural-gas crisis

The European Commission’s energy-security report is a timid response to a potentially epoch-making crisis, writes a professor of physical chemistry at the University of Florence.

An electric vehicle is seen parked on a recharging bay in central London

Clean fuel infrastructure

Consumers will not buy expensive electric vehicles if they fear that the distances they can travel will be limited by an absence of recharging or refuelling facilities.