Alan Moran

Net zero emissions? That will be $3000 for each of you, each year

15 July 2021 2:34 pm

In a widely accepted assessment, Energy consultant Wood Mackenzie Ltd. estimate the carbon price must rise to $160 per ton by…

Forget the virus. We should be panicked by lost productivity

30 June 2021 1:27 pm

The very definition of harmful advice is found in the Treasury’s five yearly Intergenerational Report, the latest edition of which…

Why don’t we hear about the $40,000 per household cost of decarbonisation?

25 June 2021 11:58 am

The Irish Times reports that an IMF study of Ireland estimates that the nation will need to spend 20 billion euros a…

The western world’s elites conspire to outlaw cheap energy

16 June 2021 4:00 am

Aspirations of the “have nots” or “have too littles” have, through their elected representatives brought an inexorable growth in the…

The G7, woke corporates and the end of capitalism

9 June 2021 4:00 am

The Bank of International Settlements, the G7 Finance Ministers and the Australian Securities and Investment Commission have amped up carbon emissions-based “climate…

ScoMo and Josh’s irrational exuberance

1 June 2021 4:00 am

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics released figures showing new private capital expenditure rose 6.3 per cent in the…

Will we get mugged by the return of inflation?

19 May 2021 4:00 am

The recent lift in the United States annual inflation rate to 4.2 per cent, the highest in ten years, has…

Budget week is looming - as are electric shocks over power prices and reliability

5 May 2021 3:11 pm

Last month energy minister Angus Taylor cited analysis by the Australian Energy Market Operator showing falls in wholesale electricity to…

Higher prices, lower competitiveness as Daniel Andrews goes it alone on emissions

3 May 2021 4:23 pm

Victoria has announced its intent to go much further than the federal government in requiring the substitution of renewable energy for the much cheaper and more secure energy…

Climate follies: more than half a billion new spending to keep Joe Biden off our backs

22 April 2021 11:28 am

The Government is desperate to appear to be doing more in the run-up to Joe Biden’s Climate Summit for Thursday…

Big government is watching you

16 April 2021 4:00 am

Sexual issues have come to dominate the news cycle. This week’s headlines have been dominated by Christine Holgate. Last week…

Why we must beware American senescence

1 April 2021 4:00 am

Sometime in the next five years, the Chinese economy will overtake that the United States.  China’s workforce may already have…

Green Eurocrats threaten our industries

17 March 2021 2:02 pm

The EU has long sought to impose its carbon dioxide abatement policies on the rest of the world. A major…

Why did Cormann get the top job at the OECD? His track record shows he won’t upset woke globalists

15 March 2021 3:30 pm

Having gone to considerable lengths in lobbying for one of our very own, former finance minister Mathias Cormann, to become…

No upside for electricity customers in the early closure of coal generators

10 March 2021 4:23 pm

The announcement that EnergyAustralia’s Yallourn power station in Victoria is to close in 2028, two to four years earlier than had been expected, is an inevitable outcome…

If Craig Kelly wants to strike while the iron’s hot…

28 February 2021 5:35 pm

When he resigned from the Liberal Party last week, Craig Kelly signalled that he would be seeking to highlight the…

A warning on windpower from deep in the heart of Texas

17 February 2021 1:01 pm

Were the South Australian blackouts in 2016 precursors to those that have occurred in Texas during the past few days?   …

No, the climate wars aren’t over

11 February 2021 4:00 am

For over a dozen years, shills in the media and among the subsidy-seekers have been declaring the ‘climate wars’ to…

Energy prices: the new fault line in politics

28 January 2021 1:31 pm

Energy has emerged as the clear new faultline in Australian politics. We see today Anthony Albanese is removing his fellow…

ScoMo runs up the white flag on carbon

25 January 2021 5:00 am

It was only at midday Friday The Spectator Australia asked Will Australia face carbon tariffs under the Biden regime? By…

Will Australia face carbon tariffs under the Biden regime?

22 January 2021 12:13 pm

Day 1 of the Biden Presidency saw the reversal of several of the Trump administration’s environmental policies, including tighter vehicle emissions standards, a moratorium on oil and natural…

Why is so much big business leaning left – and what will it mean for jobs and growth?

18 January 2021 5:00 am

One of the truly remarkable developments over the past half-century is the reversal and the relative flows of electoral funding going to parties…

Yes, the energy system is broken – but because of ministers, bureaucrats and regulators rush to renewables

7 January 2021 5:00 am

Kerry Schott, head of the Energy Security Board, the most senior of the dozen or so Australian regulatory bodies, is…

The states have hijacked power policy - and activists are coming for the sceptic's seats

17 December 2020 5:00 am

State governments have now taken control of electricity policy from the Commonwealth. Although state control potentially allows alternative approaches to…

Will a Biden win put pressure on our power prices – and more – with climate demands?

18 November 2020 5:00 am

Australia will face much-increased pressure to increase its greenhouse gas emissions abatement if Joe Biden is inaugurated as president on…