Author Archives: Alan Moran

No answers blowin’ in the wind

The Financial Review recognises that wind has broken Australia’s electricity system, and quotes Grattan advice that we need a new system, (redolent of Brecht’s channeling of East German politicians that it would be easier to dissolve the people and elect another). Entranced … Continue reading

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Trump: the first two weeks

Maggies Farm has a summary of the most comprehensive Presidential storm of action ever TRUMP PROGRESS REPORT 1.   Trump erased all mentions on the White House web site of “climate change.”  He did that within ONE HOUR of taking the … Continue reading

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Free speech – lie down and forget it!

In a robust discussion on Bolt tonight, left wing Melbourne counselor and former Gillard adviser Nicholas Reece tried to equivalate left and right.  He said that some irrigators who put up an effigy of a Liberal Premier in a Murray … Continue reading

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Energy policy’s slow inch away from the abyss

Well here’s a turn-up.  Malcolm Turnbull, apostelistic slaughterer-in-chief of carbon emissions, is not only acquiescing in producing more of them but is seeking to divert funds from an agency set up to kill coal to assist in its resurrection! Turnbull … Continue reading

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Agenda setting by Abbott on energy needs to go further

I have a piece on the Spectator on line addressing Tony Abbott’s latest demarche into political controversy with his weekend address to the Young Liberals.  Mr Abbott continues to demonstrate his credentials as an Opposition leader addressing deregulation, Section 18C, … Continue reading

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Australian housing’s regulatory price boost not about to end

Global housing consultancy, Demographia, has confirmed what Australians always knew.  Our house prices are extremely high and there is no relief in sight. In 2016, out of 406 world cities surveyed for housing prices in relation to incomes, Australia is … Continue reading

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Trump and Australian political dithering over energy costs

What is wrong with these people? We have state leaders from South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland purposely rejecting the low cost energy option of coal that nature has provided and opting for renewables that will always cost three … Continue reading

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Victorian price electricity increases just a step to disaster

Well who would have thought this possible?  Substituting wind for coal prices is driving up the average Victorian’s electricity prices by $135 next year. After all this is occurring with increased wind that proponents never tire of telling us is … Continue reading

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No let-up in the stupid destructiveness of government energy policy

I have a piece in The Australian this morning. Australia ratified the Paris Climate Change Agreement on the day after Donald Trump’s election victory. The AEMC costed this (achieving it through a form of carbon tax) at $55.4 billion. If, … Continue reading

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Billions wasted in economy sapping energy regulations

Each year the energy regulator, the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC), publishes data on the make-up of electricity costs for households.  This breaks down costs into three categories: environmental, regulated networks and wholesale/retail. In Queensland federal environmental policies cost the … Continue reading

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