Climate Change and Energy

Bowen’s Nuclear Costings Dwarfed By Cost Of His Very Own Renewables Plan
18 September 2023

Bowen’s Nuclear Costings Dwarfed By Cost Of His Very Own Renewables Plan

“The Energy Minister is not being fair dinkum with Australians about the cost of nuclear and our energy future. It’s about time he was honest with Australians about the cost of the federal government’s flawed renewables plan,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The federal government’s reported estimate to convert Australia’s baseload power stations from
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Explaining The Physics Of Carbon Dioxide – Will Happer’s Tour Down Under
13 September 2023

Explaining The Physics Of Carbon Dioxide – Will Happer’s Tour Down Under

Research into this topic have been published in the IPA Climate Change The Facts Publications, with an updated working paper shortly to be published. When the Sun comes up on a cloudless day, everything is so clearly illuminated. I know this to be a consequence of incoming solar radiation. And when I sit in this sunlight, I know that it
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Keeping Eraring Open Necessary First Step To Restoring Australia’s Energy Security
5 September 2023

Keeping Eraring Open Necessary First Step To Restoring Australia’s Energy Security

“The decision today by the Minns Government to keep Eraring operating for longer is a welcome, albeit small, first step towards keeping the lights on across the National Energy Market and restoring Australia’s energy security,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Today’s announcement by the New South Wales Government that it will seek a deal
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Big Builds, Big Problems
4 September 2023

Big Builds, Big Problems

Greater government accountability could help reduce the massive waste and opportunity cost of white elephant projects, economics professor and former Productivity Commission chairman Gary Banks argued at a recent Melbourne book launch. As observed in my foreword to the new book White Elephant Stampede, the elephant seems to have acquired a special place in the lexicon of public policy. For
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Constructing Bigger Problems For Australian Investors
4 September 2023

Constructing Bigger Problems For Australian Investors

In this edition of the IPA Review you will see important and original research on topics vital to Australia’s future. They are a pointer to future research activities of the IPA. On page 8 IPA Research Fellow Dr Kevin You examines our construction industry with all its issues, and discusses the effect of the changes to industrial relations being introduced
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AEMO Highlights Need To Keep Reliable And Affordable Baseload Generation On The Grid
31 August 2023

AEMO Highlights Need To Keep Reliable And Affordable Baseload Generation On The Grid

“AEMO’s forecast of blackouts this summer is a damming indictment on our nation’s leaders who have destroyed our energy security to placate the net zero demands of renewable energy subsidy hunters and inner-city elites,” said Saxon Davidson, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the Australian Energy Market Operator released its 2023 Electricity Statement of Opportunities report that
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The Astonishingly Woke Australian Academy Of Science
30 August 2023

The Astonishingly Woke Australian Academy Of Science

In this article, Dr Peter Ridd contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the Great Barrier Reef, conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of scientific research in Australia. The Australian Academy of Science (AAS)
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Canadian Speech Is Free – Except For Jordan Peterson
30 August 2023

Canadian Speech Is Free – Except For Jordan Peterson

In this article, Dr Peter Ridd contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into quality assurance in science, conducted as part of the IPA’s Project for Real Science Program. The Project for Real Science is an initiative of the Institute of Public Affairs to rebuild the integrity of scientific research in Australia. A Canadian court has ruled that
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Parliamentary Research Brief – NSW Government Must Intervene Now To Save Eraring And Stop Power Price Increases
23 August 2023

Parliamentary Research Brief – NSW Government Must Intervene Now To Save Eraring And Stop Power Price Increases

The increase in electricity prices in NSW and across the national electricity market (NEM) caused by the closure of Hunter Valley’s Liddell Power Station in April 2023 is a lesson the government must learn about the future of Australia’s energy market. The next coal-fired power plant scheduled to end operations, Eraring, must not be allowed to close without a like-for-like baseload
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Daniel Wild cross from Marnoo on the impact of net zero and transmission lines – 21 August 2023
22 August 2023

Daniel Wild cross from Marnoo on the impact of net zero and transmission lines – 21 August 2023

As part of the Institute of Public Affairs’ research tour of Victoria’s Central Highlands and Wimmera, Deputy Executive Director Daniel Wild joined Amanda Stoker from Marnoo to highlight the impact proposed transmission lines will have on communities. These transmission lines are required to connect intermittent renewable energy sources demanded by net zero adherence. These projects will mean construction disruptions, environmental
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