Author Archives: Alan Moran

The Democrats’ recipe for the downfall of the US

The Wall Street Journal outlines Mr. Biden’ plans to wreck the US economy: ban on drilling leases and development on federal land, which accounts for 22% of oil and 12% of gas production, (and phasing out of all oil and … Continue reading

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New wind and solar generation being built in spite of low prices

Why, in spite of a glut, are new renewables still being built? 2020, like 2019, will see $9 billion spent on new (large scale) wind and solar generators. That is over 6 GW in each year (Hazelwood was 1.6 GW … Continue reading

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Bludgeoning the electricity industry corpse: the government’s technology policy

Compounding the further retreat from a rational energy policy that the government announced last week, this week the government announced the curiously titled ‘First Low Emissions Technology Statement’. The statement flags further interventions in energy supply and elsewhere to reduce … Continue reading

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Government spins to disguse its energy policy failures

I have a piece in the Spectator coffee club on the raft of new measures the government has announced to shore up the electricity and gas supply industries, they and their predecessors have destroyed.  A slow fuse  was lit in … Continue reading

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Biden’s handlers track away from lunacy in energy policy

Joe Biden’s new claim to be in favour of law and order is not the only area where the Democrats are tracking away from the radical left.  Among the crazy policies that the Democrats have been promoting (with disastrous consequences … Continue reading

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From the (UK) Daily Telegraph’s Allison Pearson

Changes are afoot at the Last Night of the Proms. Not only is this classical-music institution, founded in 1895, guilty of being hideously historic it has also been accused of encouraging people to celebrate being British. (Like there’s anything to … Continue reading

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Californian electricity collapse shows where Australia is heading

I have an article on The Spectator flat white that addresses the calamitous energy situation we have created in Australia.  The piece was triggered by an article in the AFR by Audrey Zibelman, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), defending … Continue reading

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Stimulating demand won’t assist a V-shape recovery

Total economic ignoramuses, epitomised by Dan Andrews, see the economy as automatically producing no matter what measures the government takes to prevent this. Such views are unmoored from reality but, such outriders aside, within the plurality of views on how … Continue reading

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The Business Council maintains its crusade for higher electricity prices

In The Australian today, we have a puff piece by JENNIFER WESTACOTT (head of the Business Council) and  ALISON WATKINS (head of Coca Cola Amatil).  It is headlined “The window of change is open: now is the time for pro-business economic … Continue reading

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Climate zealots using lawsuits to prevent their fictions being exposed

An interesting legal case on the capabilities of electricity grids to accommodate renewable energy has been underway in the US.  In a 2015 PNAS article, Stanford (Woods Institute) based Jacobson et al claimed that with appropriate care electricity grids could … Continue reading

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