Alan Moran

This is worse than we thought

24 May 2022 1:00 pm

It’s much worse than we thought. The ALP will govern in its own right, but will be forced into extreme…

The Seinfeld election: a show about nothing

17 May 2022 12:00 pm

With the virus abating, and with the confected anger over supposed government inadequacies for compensation owed to those harmed by…

The politics of an energy dystopia

10 May 2022 2:00 pm

We are seeing unprecedented prices in the Australian gas and electricity wholesale markets. The first five days of May saw…

Stoking the fires of energy policy

26 April 2022 9:00 am

Stung from previous election losses, the ALP is at pains to deny that it will introduce a carbon tax. The…

Scomo, Albo, and their fantasy Net Zero policies

15 April 2022 4:00 am

Both the ALP and the Coalition have the same Net Zero goal for 2050, but that time frame is, at…

Renewables subsidies: $22 billion by 2030

5 April 2022 9:00 am

Energy Minister Angus Taylor noted that the Commonwealth Budget added $1.3 billion to assist uneconomic renewable energy, bringing the total…

You can't save the world with Net Zero

24 March 2022 12:00 pm

Ever since socialism’s credibility collapsed in 1990, environmentalism has increasingly dominated the political agenda. Central to this was the global…

Will war end the climate alarmist zeal of the central banks?

21 March 2022 9:00 am

Faced with implacable opposition from the Senate, Sarah Bloom Raskin, President Biden’s pick for supervising banks within the Federal Reserve…

Practicalities in addressing autocrats’ aggression

11 March 2022 12:00 pm

The shock of the Russian invasion of Ukraine is that it demonstrated a form of aggression most people thought belonged…

Fresh gunpowder in the nostrils of politics

2 March 2022 9:00 am

Fresh gunpowder in everyone’s nostrils has brought a new political reality. It was only this month that US Army Secretary,…

Closing coal? The real victims are Australian energy consumers

23 February 2022 2:00 pm

If software billionaire Mike Cannon Brookes is Australia’s latest corporate raider, his bid for AGL redefines the whole notion of…

Let’s remove government regulations that undermine electricity

17 February 2022 12:00 pm

Today’s announcement of the early closure of the Eraring power station means that, with the Liddell station scheduled to close…

Can Big Tech remain as the arbiter of politics?

4 February 2022 2:00 pm

Increasingly, climate change is coming to dominate energy supply and indeed the whole economy. Modest changes to the climate are…

The re-enthronement of capitalism: are ‘woke’ investment funds falling behind?

26 January 2022 12:00 pm

Over many years now, superannuation funds have been orientating their investments towards options that avoid unapproved Environmental and Social goods…

Australians mugged by taxes and regulations

18 January 2022 4:00 am

Issued last Friday was a new Victorian government review of ‘embedded networks’, which act as the electricity retailer to co-located…

The four horsemen of the economic apocalypse

6 January 2022 12:00 pm

The appearance of Covid brought a resurgence of fears of Armageddon. Conscious of mankind’s imperfections, ancient settled societies envisaged a…

Is Frydenberg’s post-Covid economic optimism justified?

21 December 2021 4:00 am

Josh Frydenberg was pleased with last week’s midyear economic review issued by Treasury. He preened himself, opining that the Covid…

There will be a reckoning for renewables

13 December 2021 12:00 pm

With COP26 a recent memory, the looming federal election has again pushed renewable electricity into the limelight. Despite the campaign…

Is the ALP ‘powering the future’?

7 December 2021 4:00 am

With the collapse of the Soviet bloc came a disenchantment with socialist planning as an alternative to market capitalism. Environmentalism,…

Remembering Adam Smith before it’s too late

3 December 2021 4:00 am

Adam Smith in his Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, marvelled at…

Why are we borrowing from Build Back Better?

25 November 2021 4:00 am

Seventeen Nobel winning American economists have said that the Biden Administration’s $1.7 trillion “Build Back Better” program, will increase growth…

ScoMo’s climate modelling is even dodgier than his climate policy

14 November 2021 12:00 pm

The government went to Glasgow to sell its net zero emissions by 2050 policy to world leaders.    The policy was based on…

COP26 and the climate cult’s schizophrenia

7 November 2021 12:01 pm

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in addressing the fashionable fiction of human-induced climate change used the hackneyed phrase “It’s one…

Farewell ScoMo, hello crippling costs of climate fantasy

28 October 2021 12:02 pm

Scott Morrison is heading off to lead Australia’s team at the Glasgow climate change meeting. He goes with a formula…

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…