Recent publications in IPA Review article

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The battle over cheap energy in the third world

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Brendan Pearson

The American literary critic Lionel Trilling once sounded a warning about the risks of the ‘preening moral righteousness' that is relevant to many of today's environmental campaigners and the complaisant international aid bodies influenced...

The heavy cost of renewable energy requirements

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

The carbon tax was the tombstone of the ALP's 2013 election policy platform. But it is only one of a family of measures providing nutrition for the crusade by numerous scientists, officials, university lecturers and renewable energy installers...

Competition in Climate Science

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Jennifer Marohasy

The classical liberal, like the ordinary Australian, has a general aversion to revolutionary change. This is justified in the spheres of politics and economics. When it comes to science, however, history shows that it is principally through...

Climate Change - In Search of a Signal

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Stewart Franks

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the science of climate change is the lack of any real substance in attempts to justify the hypothesis. Often the occurrence of a drought or flood is sufficient to generate a whole range of expert speculation...

Who should take the blame for the biofuels tragedy?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

In Mexico early last year, 75,000 people took to the streets in protest of the increasing cost of basic grain, in what were branded the ‘tortilla riots.' In March 2008, there were food riots in Egypt. And in April, Haitians rioted over the...

Federal government ads misleading on climate insurance cost

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Sinclair Davidson

In order to prepare the nation for the introduction of the ETS, the federal government has begun a large advertising campaign to argue that, without action, climate change will have a significant economic impact. In particular one of their most...

Climate change is not our #1 problem

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John-Paul Fenwick

It is easy to forget that climate change is not the only issue facing the world today. In ignoring other problems we run the risk of introducing inefficient solutions that make other problems worse. A good example is the promotion of biofuels...

FuelWatch is the sort of stunt only a state government can try

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christian Kerr

Why is petrol so politically potent? It might not just be because of price. There seems to be a whole psychology of purchasing petrol that gets ignored. If you read the IPA Review, it probably means you believe in freedom of choice. But how much...

Confusion and logic in the nuclear power debate?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Paul Monk

Developing Australia's non-fossil fuel energy industry: Costs of measures targeting carbon emissions

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

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