Editorial: A standalone ministry for energy would prove government takes issue seriously
With sky high prices triggered by the war in Ukraine and possible blackouts in the winter ahead, creating a dedicated ministry would send all the right signals to energy companies, businesses and consumers
As we face into the winter of 2022, the challenges facing the country remain manifold, and chief among them is energy. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered an unprecedented surge in European gas prices that has driven inflation to its highest level in 50 years across the continent.
While wholesale market prices are largely outside the control of the state, there are also severe structural problems in our domestic energy system. As this newspaper has ...