Electricity

Albo’s Gas Cap Folly
12 December 2022

Albo’s Gas Cap Folly

In this article, Saxon Davidson contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into energy prices and 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. If the threat of gas rationing
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Voters Must Say No To Labor’s Naïve Plan To Make Victoria Nearly Totally Reliant On Green Energy By 2035
21 November 2022

Voters Must Say No To Labor’s Naïve Plan To Make Victoria Nearly Totally Reliant On Green Energy By 2035

This article was originally published in Sky News Australia on or about 21 November 2022 and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. While the Coalition want to increase gas supply and combat ever-climbing electricity prices, Labor
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IPA Report: Net Zero To More Than Double Family Electricity Bills
23 June 2022

IPA Report: Net Zero To More Than Double Family Electricity Bills

“The blackouts and energy supply crisis gripping the nation have given Australians a rare glimpse into the future that awaits them as a direct result of the policy of net zero emission by 2050,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. A landmark research report Australia’s Net Zero Energy Crisis: An analysis of the electricity
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Energy Security Board Head Bells The Cat on Net Zero Failure
7 June 2022

Energy Security Board Head Bells The Cat on Net Zero Failure

“The fact that the Federal Government’s number one energy security adviser has declared that renewables cannot provide the baseload power Australia needs demonstrates how dangerous net zero is for the future of our nation,” said Dr Kevin You, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. As reported in Nine Newspapers today, Chair of the Energy Security Board, Anna Collyer,
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Labor, Big Business Mugged By Reality On Net Zero
3 June 2022

Labor, Big Business Mugged By Reality On Net Zero

“An energy crisis of chronic supply shortages and explosive price hikes is gripping the country as a direct and immediate result of net zero,” said Dr Kevin You, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. New Climate Change and Energy Minister Chris Bowen on Thursday refused the opportunity to rule out appealing to Australia’s coal-fired power generators to help
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Net Zero Means Heaters Off
2 June 2022

Net Zero Means Heaters Off

“Yesterday, on the first day of winter, the Australian Energy Market Operator made the extraordinary emergency assessment that rationing gas may be required in response to shortages and explosive price hikes, which is a clear sign of net zero in action,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. It was reported yesterday that the Australian
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Barnaby Joyce Is Right About Net Zero Cost
1 June 2022

Barnaby Joyce Is Right About Net Zero Cost

“Barnaby Joyce’s observations about the cost of net zero in terms of power, petrol, and grocery prices shows net zero emissions by 2050 is heavily contested among real Australians and must be debated,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today on his Facebook page, Barnaby Joyce said “when you pay for your power, you
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72% Of Australians Back Dutton On Reliable, Affordable Energy
31 May 2022

72% Of Australians Back Dutton On Reliable, Affordable Energy

“Close to three-quarters of Australians back Liberal leader Peter Dutton’s focus on reliable and affordable energy supply, which in practice means scrapping the policy of net zero emissions”, said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. New Liberal leader Peter Dutton stated in a recent interview with Channel 9 that; “For the Liberal Party, we want
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Power Price Hike Already More Than Double What Australians Will Pay For Net Zero
26 May 2022

Power Price Hike Already More Than Double What Australians Will Pay For Net Zero

“The anticipated explosion to household electricity bills is a direct and immediate consequence of a policy of net zero emissions, which is forcing affordable and reliable coal-fired power off the electricity grid,” said Daniel Wild, Director of Research at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, The Australian and the AFR reported that the Australian Energy Regulator has released its final
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Government Intervention Responsible For Energy Price Hikes
16 August 2019

Government Intervention Responsible For Energy Price Hikes

A Greens-led bill to prohibit government funding of coal-fired power in Australia has been slammed as a reckless ideological tactic, which would cause significant and irreparable economic damage in a new report released today by free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. “The IPA strongly opposes the proposed Coal-Fired Power Funding Prohibition Bill 2017 as it violates the principle
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