Alan Moran

ScoMo, net-zero, that deal – and the death of the Nationals?

25 October 2021 4:00 am

Like MPs from other political parties, the Nationals are motivated by self-interest with rare infusions of the public interest represented…

Why won’t the advocates tell us the cost of net-zero?

17 October 2021 6:10 pm

Nowhere in the world can wind and solar compete without subsidies which drive out more competitive supplies and eventually raise…

The Business Council of Australia’s green schizophrenia

11 October 2021 12:30 pm

The Business Council of Australia is a pale imitation of the body that pioneered economic reform and deregulation 30-40 years…

Beware a blind charge to net-zero emissions

30 September 2021 6:35 pm

In the prologue to the UN Glasgow meeting on climate change, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has been preparing the ground for…

If we’re all such good friends and allies, there’ll be no carbon tariffs? Right?

21 September 2021 1:09 pm

Almost daily, supposedly pro-business outlets publish material calling for net zero emissions, carbon taxes and the abandonment of coal in…

There’s so much wrong with Anthony Albanese’s ‘Green ANZUS’

15 September 2021 1:20 pm

Rehearsing what he says is Labor’s long commitment to the American alliance, Anthony Albanese has sought to modernise this, saying, “ On…

The UN says no coal by 2030

7 September 2021 5:03 pm

Reminding us of what a difference a year makes was yesterday’s exhortation by UN Climate Action Team head Selwyn Hart, that…

Kabul: the harbinger of western decline or the catalyst for Trump’s return

20 August 2021 4:00 am

Recently revealed from the fall of Afghanistan is that President Obama exchanged Kairullah Khaikhwa, the public face of the Taliban leadership,…

The IPCC buries two millennia of fluctuating temperatures

13 August 2021 4:00 am

Probably nobody in the world has read the 3,949 pages of the latest IPCC report.  But many people have studied the 41 page politically determined, Summary…

Will big financial institutions destroy our resources sector before the Greens?

2 August 2021 8:18 pm

Last month Paul Kelly wrote that Australia was being inescapably propelled to adopting a Net Zero CO2 emissions policy, not by…

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…