Spencer Dale

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Coal being loaded for transport at a depot in Shanghai, China. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Coal is not yet dead. Energy giant BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley has declared his astonishment following disclosures that power companies use the sa(...)

A coal-fired power plant in Kaifeng, in central China’s Henan province. China’s State Council has vowed to cut coal consumption, boost electric vehicle sales and shut more outdated steel and coke capacity in the coming three years. Photograph: AP

Has the global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy gone into reverse? The alarming question is being posed by no less an authority than Spenc(...)

UK house-price growth also accelerated in February to the fastest in seven years as London led a recovery that’s spreading across the country. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

UK mortgage approvals rose more than forecast in January to the highest level in more than six years as the property market continued to streng(...)

Spencer Dale, Bank of England, chief economist said that the UK housing market has a “microwave-type quality” with a tendency to go suddenly from lukewarm to scalding hot. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

The Bank of England is fully aware that Britain’s housing market has a “microwave-type quality” with a tendency to go suddenly from lukewarm to scaldi(...)