Alan Moran

ScoMo’s gone as crazy as Kev, but we can still save the economy

2 April 2020 3:07 pm

When the Prime Minister and Treasurer appointed Stephen Kennedy as the Treasury Secretary, they opted for a bureaucrat who had…

Revealed: the Deep Green State

24 March 2020 2:18 pm

A story in the Guardian has demonstrated the impotence of government against the Deep State — Deep Green State — machinery…

Danandrewstan: two steps forwards, one step back as energy security matters more than ever

18 March 2020 2:07 pm

The latest energy policy from the Victorian government is to place a constitutional ban on fracking and coal seam gas exploration but once again permit the…

The coronavirus stimulus package: not just another trip down the Swanee?

12 March 2020 8:09 am

We have mixed messages on coronavirus: Angela Merkel has said 60-70 per cent of Germans will contract the disease, while the latest data from…

The last thing we need now is more costly climate virtue signalling

10 March 2020 5:00 am

Desperate to attend the September 2020 Glasgow climate change summit with a positive program, the Coalition government continues to promote,…

Revealed: the sickly state of the National Electricity Market

26 February 2020 5:00 am

This year’s annual report from the regulatory collective that is the Energy Security Board awards itself gongs for overseeing a…

How the rise of environmental politics is threatening traditional allegiances – and world trade

10 February 2020 5:00 am

Some 172 years ago Karl Marx opened the modern era of politics in proclaiming that a spectre was haunting Europe.…

Renewables rent-seekers aren’t interested in bushfire prevention – or cheap efficient energy

20 January 2020 5:00 am

No amount of mouth-frothing by Piers Morgan or artful deception by the legions of renewable energy warriors published by the…

Madrid: the climate catastrophe juggernaut trundles on

20 December 2019 1:40 pm

As well as nation-states, an astonishing well-funded 2,330 NGOs, many with multiple delegates, fronted up to this month’s Madrid climate…

Cheaper power coming? Blink and you’ll miss it if our Paris goals remain

11 December 2019 5:48 pm

There is a panoply of agencies regulating energy at the Commonwealth level and not all of these seem to be…

The return of Ross Garnaut and climate nirvana?

6 November 2019 1:01 pm

This week, the Financial Review has featured a return of Ross Garnaut to the climate policy advisory role. Soothingly, he…

We should be afraid of rising fuel costs, not climate claims

27 September 2019 1:18 pm

With the children’s week-long climate crusade now approaching its end, the United Nations meeting on climate change, accompanied by the…

Standby for next week’s UN doomfest for climate crazies

18 September 2019 11:03 am

The push is on ahead of the upcoming UN Climate Summit to be held next week in New York. Although…

Subsidies, bureaucrats, blackouts and bills: inside our electricity disaster

26 August 2019 5:00 am

The Australian Energy Market Operator is one of the half dozen different government institutions responsible for planning and managing the…

Nobbling the new gold rush

7 August 2019 5:00 am

The rising price of gold is stimulating a boom in new activity. However, Victoria is one state government standing firm…

Farming, fibs and Four Corners

11 July 2019 5:00 am

From little things, big things grow. And so, for the 60 odd years until the nineteen-nineties, we saw the land…

The Clover Moore catastrophe

28 June 2019 3:18 pm

Clover Moore’s Sydney, with its Climate Emergency clarion call, is far from the first city to adopt the zero-emissions-by-2050 mantra. …

Angus Taylor: fighting for coal and cheap power, but is it too late?

29 May 2019 6:14 pm

In contrast to his predecessor, the eminently likeable Josh Frydenberg, Angus Taylor can be abrasive and has managed to antagonise…

Our hard-won prosperity – and how to keep it

14 May 2019 12:52 pm

The different rates of change in world income levels have provided Australia with a magnificent base on which to build…

Forget the “watergate” conspiracies: here is the truth about the Murray

28 April 2019 7:47 am

The Murray Darling River is facing a plethora of publicity: fish deaths due to mismanagement of flows by the responsible…

The scare is settled? Have the climate catastrophists won?

19 March 2019 12:17 pm

Evidence does not seem to matter in the debate on human-induced climate change. Hardly anyone is listening to reason. Minds…

Energy policy: the $72 billion fair dinkum disaster

26 February 2019 12:03 pm

Energy and climate change policy in Australia and other western democracies is now, along with immigration and its associated fear…

The myths of the Murray

17 February 2019 9:41 am

Over the past century, the Murray Darling river’s naturally highly irregular flows have been transformed to convert it into the…

Liberal luvvies for higher power prices

20 December 2018 8:39 am

Politicians as targets of the French gilets jaunes are omnipresent in Australia and have, with their climate change-driven energy policies,…

Labor’s energy deal: Shorten facts, but you’ll pay more

21 November 2018 12:03 pm

Sucked in by spurious claims of the loss of 99 per cent of all coral reefs, mounting natural disasters, a…