Ed Crooks is the FT’s US industry and energy editor.
Books: peak oil will change our lives
The world is about to get “a whole lot smaller” as it enters an age of scarce, expensive energy, Jeff Rubin argues. Ed Crooks finds his assessment sobering – and ultimately reassuring.
Food or fuel? The policy choice becomes agonising
The United States and Europe could open their markets to more Brazilian ethanol made from sugar cane, writes Ed Crooks. It’s not the whole answer to the crisis, but it can help.