Author Archives: Alan Moran

Guest Post: The Australian Energy Market

By Ben Skinner and Carol Tran Australian Energy Council Discussion about the emergence of a new energy market dynamic and whether there is a need to address it, has recently developed in the public arena. There has been significant attention … Continue reading

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Irrigation water restraints about to become more harmful

There is a considerable interest in water in the Murray Darling, an issue that I have written about over the two decades during which concerted attacks on irrigation took place. Most of my articles and reports, including my latest piece … Continue reading

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Regulatory attacks bringing a sad demise of the Australian economy

The Australian economy has been flagging for many years now.  Over the past year we actually saw a decline in GDP per capita and per hour worked. There are many reasons for this but all come back to government intervention … Continue reading

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Another rope-seller to the hangman

An article in the Fairfax papers today asks how we proceed to make sure that regions don’t suffer too much as a result of the inevitable triumph of renewables and the consequent demise of coal.  The article represents the views … Continue reading

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The hazards of synthetic valuations of environmental services

I have a Spectator article ($) addressing new bans on rural, mining and recreational activities proposed in 77,000 hectares of the Victorian Goldfields region north of Melbourne.  The agenda involves converting the targeted area, which has no remarkable features, from … Continue reading

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Negative value-added from subsidising carbon capture and storage

Here is a precise of a piece of mine in today’s Australian Angus Taylor is trying to bring an erosion of costs to combat alleged climate change through ‘masterful inactivity’ – letting the programs expire.  But it will take at … Continue reading

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Renewable idiocy continues to prevail

Bob Brown is no longer among those appreciating the beauty of wind turbines and we’ve all had fun pointing out his apostasy. The half-million birds in the US and 200,000+ bats in Germany which turbines are estimated to mince every year … Continue reading

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Wrecking the Murray Darling’s agriculture

Not for the first time Four Corners this week aired an alarmist program on the Murray and irrigation, full of dark forebodings of graft and corruption, overlaid on the familiar green left theme that Murray Darling basin, the source of … Continue reading

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Is the AFR rejoining economic rationality?

The AFR has spent a decade of extolling the merits of renewable energy.  It has waxed lyrical on the beneficial effects of taxes on fossil fuels (aka renewable subsidies, the NEG).  But, following a passage rightly pointing out the cost … Continue reading

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Clover Moore’s Climate Catastrophe

I have a piece in the Spectator that chides Sydney’s virtue signalling ‘climate emergency’ as being downright lethargic compared to star performers like Melbourne, which has had new programs every five years since 2003 promising carbon neutrality. In recent years, governments … Continue reading

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