Alan Moran

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…