Climate Change and Energy

Spare a Thought For Our Self-Made Energy Crisis
1 February 2024

Spare a Thought For Our Self-Made Energy Crisis

In this article, Stephen Wilson contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on Australia’s energy security and its importance to national security. The need to secure Australia’s energy supply could not be more urgent. Not since wartime has the concern for Australia’s energy security been so profound. Australia is on the cusp of an energy crisis, decades in the making. And ripples
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Why Should Taxpayers Fund Job-destroying Eco-warriors?
19 January 2024

Why Should Taxpayers Fund Job-destroying Eco-warriors?

In this article,  Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into the economic cost of net zero, conducted as part of the IPA’s Net Zero Program. The IPA’s Net Zero Program aims to research the various ways net zero policies negatively affect Australia’s energy security, national security capabilities, and household electricity prices. It is not unreasonable
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IPA Ahead of the Curve
16 January 2024

IPA Ahead of the Curve

In November 2023 I went to London for the inaugural conference of the Alliance for Responsible Citizenship (ARC), along with a number of IPA colleagues and a raft of Australian luminaries. I daresay you have read or watched something about it by now. There’s a couple of observations I would make about it which are relevant to readers of the
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Misplaced Optimism
16 January 2024

Misplaced Optimism

The wishful thinking of Australia’s former Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has set our nation on a course for disaster, warns electrical engineer Ben Beattie. Forests of wind farms carpeting hills and cliffs from sea to sky, endless arrays of solar panels disappearing like a mirage into the desert, mining on a massive scale, giant factories, untold miles of transmission lines,
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Cyclone Jasper & BOM Forecasting – Getting To The Truth
5 January 2024

Cyclone Jasper & BOM Forecasting – Getting To The Truth

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 A lie will travel halfway around the world while
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BOM Deserves Criticism, But Not Over Its Short-term Forecasts
2 January 2024

BOM Deserves Criticism, But Not Over Its Short-term Forecasts

This article first appeared in The Australian. 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
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Barossa ban risks turning Australia into a trade pariah
29 December 2023

Barossa ban risks turning Australia into a trade pariah

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into energy security, conducted as part of the IPA’s Net Zero Program. The IPA’s Net Zero Program aims to research the various ways net zero policies negatively affect Australia’s energy security, national security capabilities, and household electricity prices. Australia has a hard-won reputation as a reliable
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Shards Of Truth: The Compatibility Of Farming And Renewables Projects
16 December 2023

Shards Of Truth: The Compatibility Of Farming And Renewables Projects

In this article, Kevin You contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into land use implications of renewable energy targets on prime agricultural land, conducted as part of the IPA’s Net Zero research program. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Up to one-third of Australia’s prime agricultural
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AEMO CEO Must Be Sacked For Failing To Ensure Affordable, Secure And Reliable Energy Supply
15 December 2023

AEMO CEO Must Be Sacked For Failing To Ensure Affordable, Secure And Reliable Energy Supply

“AEMO’s draft Integrated System Plan demonstrates a total abrogation of its core responsibility to ensure Australians have access to affordable, secure and reliable energy. It makes clear that CEO Daniel Westerman is no longer fit to lead the organisation and must be sacked,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. Released today, the Australian Energy
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Daniel Wild Discussing IPA Renewables Land Use Research On ABC Victoria Country Hour – 14 December 2023
14 December 2023

Daniel Wild Discussing IPA Renewables Land Use Research On ABC Victoria Country Hour – 14 December 2023

In this interview, Daniel Wild contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into land use implications of renewable energy targets on prime agricultural land, conducted as part of the IPA’s Net Zero research program. All media posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview.
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