Alan Moran

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…

Socialism will impoverish you, but it won’t solve climate change

24 October 2018 7:30 pm

Writing in The Guardian Australia, Geoff Sparrow is not the first person to call for a socialist “dictatorship of the…

Liddell is just part of a bigger battle

22 May 2018 4:44 pm

Like a border skirmish that develops into a global conflagration, John Howard’s policy to require “two per cent additional energy”…

Tariffs and trade: not that simple

13 March 2018 5:47 pm

The attention attracted by US import duties is important on many dimensions. Alan Kohler, in the process of suggesting that…

The Snowy scam, the Donald and death of Australian industry

6 March 2018 12:59 pm

It seemed too good to be true: Snowy being bought by the Commonwealth from state governments in what appeared as…

The politics is proven, but is the science?

1 March 2018 4:23 pm

Work conducted by highly respected NASA scientist Roy Spencer estimates a maximum increase of 1.54°C in global temperatures from greenhouse gases, less than half that…

AGL: impoverishing the nation to boost its bottom line

14 December 2017 10:58 am

The supporters of renewable energy continue to claim – as they have for the past 30 years – that wind/solar…

Turnbull’s energy policy proposals: more steps forward than back?

22 November 2017 2:48 pm

The Government has now received but not yet released a report into the energy market plans it wants to put in place. …

End the renewables rorts now for cheap power

17 October 2017 11:01 am

The government’s abandonment of the expanded renewable energy target that the Finkel report recommended represents a careful compromise. The Prime…

Escaping the renewable energy subsidy trap

18 September 2017 1:23 pm

An endgame is now underway in the renewable energy scam that has been responsible for destroying the nation’s electricity industry…

How to turn cheap power back on

21 August 2017 4:54 pm

Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg claims that renewable energy is a disruptive force in the energy market in the same way as the…

Renewables, 18c and the many paradoxes of Tony Abbott

30 January 2017 12:12 pm

In his address to the Young Liberals in Adelaide over the weekend, Tony Abbott once again demonstrated how wonderful he is…

Follow Trump: dump the renewable energy target

24 January 2017 7:19 am

The Trump victory came with his pledge to take the US out of the Paris agreement on climate change. This…

Hazelwood closure: higher costs and lower reliability

4 November 2016 7:37 am

A little over two decades ago, as the deputy secretary responsible for Victoria’s energy policy, I accompanied the then Coalition…

The dangers of underestimating coal

18 September 2016 6:10 pm

According to research commissioned by The Australia Institute if we ban all new coalmines, allowing coal production to fall from…

The Climate Change Authority: garbage in, garbage out (plus a little tampering)

1 September 2016 7:29 pm

There have been several hundred Australian analyses of climate change policy and its costs and benefits.  Most have provided profundities…

Fracking usless policy in Victoria

30 August 2016 4:58 pm

The Andrews Government in Victoria has set in motion regulatory arrangements that will permanently prevent hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and other…