Alan Moran has been a prominent writer on regulatory matters for thirty years.
He was the inaugural head of the Australian governments’ regulatory review
office and researched the issues in “think tanks”.
Working outside and within the Victorian
Government, he was a major participant in the disaggregation of that state’s
monopoly electricity business into a dozen independent parts and in the
creation of what later became the National Electricity Market.
Dr Moran has written many books and
articles on the interface between climate change, energy and economic
well-being. These include editing and contributing to the 2015 best seller,
Climate Change: the facts.
Climate Change: treaties and policies in
the Trump era, is an examination of:
• The setting of the climate change agenda
• Its position in the international arena
where nations have agreed to treaties and agreements that have increasingly
placed pressures on governments to take actions in conformance with their
• The developments leading to the 2015
Paris agreement on climate change, which incorporated governments’ “Intended
Nationally Determined Contributions” (INDCs) on abatement of carbon dioxide and
other greenhouse gases
• The costs nations are actually and
prospectively incurring in meeting their INDCs and in other measures designed
to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions
• President Trump’s withdrawal from the
Paris agreement and other nations’ responses.