Alan Moran

Spinning the myth of Global Warming for corporate gain

25 August 2023 4:00 am

Although in 2011, the Commonwealth Budget papers compiled all the measures that were being implemented to foster renewable energy, that…

The onset of bankruptcy: from green to red

13 August 2023 5:00 am

Like the onset of bankruptcy, great awakenings come slowly at first then rapidly. So it is with the global warming…

Global Boiling: Net Zero hysteria catches fire while Greens meltdown

3 August 2023 4:00 am

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has declared ‘the era of global boiling has arrived’. Australia’s Teals and Greens no doubt eagerly…

The $10 billion cabal of renewable subsidies killing coal

24 July 2023 4:30 am

At this time, the attack on fossil fuels, particularly coal, is at a crescendo. In North America with the dishonestly…

Why Dutton needs coal not renewables or nuclear

8 July 2023 4:45 am

Yesterday, Opposition leader Peter Dutton called for Australia to embrace nuclear power to secure a clean, cost-effective, consistent electricity supply. …

The failure of forced transition despite public lust for green energy

1 July 2023 8:21 am

Throughout history, interactions of supply and demand have driven ‘transitions’ – think horses to cars and trains; whale oil to…

Jumpin’ Jack Flash: gas joins the ‘lexicon of evil’

26 June 2023 4:30 am

Gas has had a boomerang trajectory through green misanthropists’ ‘lexicon of evil’. In 1990, at the dawn of climate alarmism,…

World Bank woes

19 June 2023 6:00 am

The World Bank has a great cosmopolitan air to its name – not like one of those parochial institutions like…

Slowing down environmental craziness

10 June 2023 4:00 am

Pressure to replace controllable and low-cost coal and gas with an intermittent and high-cost wind and solar alternative continues, but…

Political and corporate defeatism

26 May 2023 4:00 am

Charles Mackay’s 1841, titled Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds has enduringly served to refute claims of collective…

Upshots from politicians delivering more free stuff and regulations

24 May 2023 4:00 am

The forerunner of democracy – a post-medieval one-man-one-vote – was propelled by radicals seeking greater freedom of trade, speech, and…

Recessions are bad news for super funds

11 May 2023 4:00 am

The Commonwealth budget surplus stems from the nation’s resource assets, and to a lesser degree its agricultural strengths. But, rather than…

Energy: drowning in subsidies

6 May 2023 5:58 am

Paul Broad, the former head of Snowy Hydro, resigned amid, according to the Australian Financial Review, an escalation of tensions…

Australian productivity growth lowest in 60 years

25 April 2023 6:00 am

Last month the Productivity Commission (PC) revealed that Australian productivity growth on the decade to 2020 was the lowest in…

Two cheers for democracy!?

19 April 2023 4:00 am

Two cheers for democracy! So wrote E.M. Forster speaking for the Bloomsbury set, the affluent intellectuals who were the leading ‘Wokes’ of…

The unsafe Safeguard Mechanism

28 March 2023 6:00 am

And so, the Greens have joined the ALP in imposing additional carbon taxes on the top 215 greenhouse gas emitting…

Slow rolling crisis or banking wildfire?

23 March 2023 4:00 am

The world’s leading funds manager, BlackRock, has argued the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) may start a ‘slow…

Silicon Valley Bank: doomed to fail?

15 March 2023 4:00 am

The basic question to ask about the collapse of the $200 billion Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is, why did it…

Australia: suffocated by regulation and raided by greedy politicians

8 March 2023 4:30 am

Gary Banks in The Australian notes how government regulatory measures are destroying our vital comparative advantage in energy supply and promoting inefficient labour…

Climate change: short on proof, drowning in nonsense

28 February 2023 4:30 am

The environmentalist creed in context Environmentalism, more particularly its prevalent global warming strain, dominates politics. It is the fourth such…

Is coal making a comeback? Australian mining’s uphill battle

18 February 2023 12:13 pm

Coal supplies a quarter of the world’s energy, oil and gas account for a half, and renewables – in spite…

Climate ruminations: the markets reject Chalmers

13 February 2023 5:00 am

Combatting the perceived incidence of global warming is driving government policies. In Australia this has been obvious for many years,…

‘Chalming’ no one: Labor romances communism

29 January 2023 5:00 am

Jim Chalmers is proving to be the most iconoclastic Treasurer since the Whitlam government’s Jim Cairns, a man who only…

Energy chaos: the shape of things to come

25 January 2023 8:00 am

Australian governments have made energy policies focused on achieving higher shares of renewable energy that they claim is the cheapest…

Collapse of the $35 billion Sun Cable

16 January 2023 4:00 am

Last week saw the collapse of Sun Cable, a pie-in-the-sky $35 billion plan by alternative energy enthusiasts, Andrew Forrest and…