Climate Change and Energy

The ESG Trap
20 May 2023

The ESG Trap

While Australians have been distracted by the Voice to Parliament, nuclear submarines, and the Budget, ASIC recently followed through on its threat to crack down on superannuation funds engaged in the esoteric offence of ‘greenwashing’, launching its first prosecution. Greenwashing is the (apparently) deceptive practice whereby business organisations, or investment funds, claim that their products or services are environmentally friendly,
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Submission to the Select Committee on Cost of Living
12 May 2023

Submission to the Select Committee on Cost of Living

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) with the Select Committee on Cost of Living (“the committee”). The findings contained in this submission are based on wide-ranging analysis published in numerous IPA research reports over the past 12 months regarding issues relevant to the
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Five Million Australian Families To Recieve No Reprieve From Skyrocketing Energy Bills
11 May 2023

Five Million Australian Families To Recieve No Reprieve From Skyrocketing Energy Bills

“Australia is in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis, with out-of-control energy price rises and inflation being made worse by reckless government spending. Yet, mainstream Australian families have been ignored in this year’s Federal Budget,” said Daniel Wild Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As reported in the Daily Telegraph, IPA analysis shows that average household energy
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Queensland’s Dam Fools
2 May 2023

Queensland’s Dam Fools

Queensland’s desalination plant provides a prime example of how caving in to the green lobby harms our society, the economy, and the environment, writes communication consultant Bruce Kingston. Water is often ignored because of its ubiquity, but without it we humans can maintain life for only some three or four days. Major dam projects in Australia in the first half
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BOM Makes Heavy Weather Over Temperature Data
2 May 2023

BOM Makes Heavy Weather Over Temperature Data

This article reflects the author’s ongoing research into the methods used by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to collect, collate, adjust and publish temperature and rainfall data. Research into this topic have been published in the IPA Climate Change The Facts Publications, with an updated working paper shortly to be published. My request three years ago to obtain temperature data
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BOM Can’t Dodge Differences In Temperature Data
1 May 2023

BOM Can’t Dodge Differences In Temperature Data

This article reflects the author’s ongoing research into the methods used by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to collect, collate, adjust and publish temperature and rainfall data. Research into this topic have been published in the IPA Climate Change The Facts Publications, with an updated working paper shortly to be published. Since Graham Lloyd’s article, Mercury rising in Bureau of Meteorology
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Albanese Is Making Life Harder For Mainstream Australians
26 April 2023

Albanese Is Making Life Harder For Mainstream Australians

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into Australia’s worker shortage crisis and commitment to net zero and how that affects Australia’s economic freedom and prosperity. The IPA has been dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic freedom through research and analysis since its inception in 1943. While Australians were ensconced
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No Time To Double Down On Failed Gas Price Cap Experiment
26 April 2023

No Time To Double Down On Failed Gas Price Cap Experiment

“The Federal Government’s proposal to extend the gas price cap to 2025 will dramatically restrict gas supplies, increasing the likelihood of supply shortages, all while driving up energy bills for families and business,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Revelations today that the Albanese Government is set to extend its gas price cap of
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Australia’s Rightful Place
24 April 2023

Australia’s Rightful Place

We must accept globalisation is now in reverse, and agree energy security is national security, argues IPA executive director Scott Hargreaves. As we witnessed Russia’s tanks rattle through Ukraine’s countryside, and China’s balloons floating over North America, so too have we witnessed the end of the globalisation era. Spanning roughly from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the invasion
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Coal Closures Dark Age
24 April 2023

Coal Closures Dark Age

Recklessly closing more coal-fired power stations threatens to condemn Australians to a new dark age, argues IPA Research Fellow Kevin You. In April 2023 the Hunter Valley in New South Wales will lose an icon, which—for the last two generations—has been providing reliable, baseload power to factories, businesses, schools, and families in NSW and the rest of the Eastern seaboard
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