Alan Moran

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…

Joel Fitzgibbon’s departure shows the new fault line in Australian politics

11 November 2020 1:05 pm

Joel Fitzgibbon’s resignation as shadow minister for resources and agriculture and his departure to the Labor backbench is symptomatic of the new fault-line in…

National Water Week reveals a policy drought

23 October 2020 1:20 pm

This is National Water Week.  Its theme is “Reimagining our Water Future”. Proclaiming water to be one of the seven…

How Daniel Andrews added another $400 million to the power bill

16 October 2020 5:00 am

The Andrews Government is not telling us but it looks like they’ve lost the taxpayer some $400 million in long…

Budget 2020: Government keeps feeding poison to the power system

10 October 2020 2:00 pm

The budget allocated $8.7 million to assist the Vales Point generator in New South Wales in a $100 million upgrade…

Inside the federal by-election you may not have heard about

25 September 2020 1:02 pm

Due to the impending Queensland state election, there has been little discussion about the federal seat of Groom, which is…

The low emissions technology statement: a (hydrogen) bomb

23 September 2020 7:21 pm

Matt Canavan’s lucid insights published in the Australian this week show how little understanding politicians and officials have of the…

This week’s big energy announcements? Just another nail in the coffin of low-cost power

17 September 2020 11:17 am

The government’s energy policy announced this week is another milestone in the demise of what was once the world’s lowest-cost…