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Dr. Alan Moran: Australia, From Coal Power to Blackouts

December 19, 2017

Dr. Alan Moran discusses how shuttering coal-fired power plants and attempting to replace them with wind has caused electricity prices to spike and made the grid more vulnerable to blackouts.

In this edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Dr. Alan Moran, of the Australian think tank Regulation Economics discusses how shuttering coal-fired power plants in Australia and attempting to replace them with wind has caused electricity prices to spike and made the grid more vulnerable to blackouts. 

After a severe blackout plunged much of Australia into darkness, Elon Musk made headlines when he announced he would install a 100MW battery system in Australia within 100 days, or the system would be free. Dr. Moran discusses the battery bet and more.

To learn more about Dr. Moran's work, please visit https://www.regulationeconomics.com/

Article Tags
Climate Change Energy
Sub-topic
Energy: Coal
Author
Isaac Orr is a research fellow for energy and environment policy at The Heartland Institute. Orr is a speaker, researcher, and writer specializing in hydraulic fracturing, frac sand mining, agricultural, and environmental policy issues.
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Alan Moran, Ph.D. is the past director (2014) of the Deregulation Unit at the Institute of Public Affairs and runs the Regulation Economics website.
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