energy crisis

Scott Hargreaves On IPA Research On Western Australia’s Energy Plan 6PR Perth Live – 22 February 2024
22 February 2024

Scott Hargreaves On IPA Research On Western Australia’s Energy Plan 6PR Perth Live – 22 February 2024

The Institute of Public Affairs’ Scott Hargreaves joined Oliver Peterson on 6PR to to discuss new research which shows WA’s energy plan is unaffordable at any cost. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Oliver Peterson: It is nine past four.
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Western Australia’s Energy Plan Unachievable At Any Cost Will Create $52 Billion Black hole
22 February 2024

Western Australia’s Energy Plan Unachievable At Any Cost Will Create $52 Billion Black hole

“Blackouts in Victoria demonstrate what happens when ideology trumps engineering in an energy system. Western Australia is on track to make the very same mistakes as the east-coast, and it will cost the state billions of dollars,” said Dr Kevin You, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Today, the IPA launched a new research report, Unachievable at Any
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Unachievable At Any Cost
22 February 2024

Unachievable At Any Cost

To meet its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 80 per cent below 2020 levels, the Western Australian state government will decommission its remaining coal-fired power stations by the end of the decade. Western Australia is uniquely vulnerable to issues arising from the intermittency of renewable energy generation due to its geographical isolation and lack of network interconnectivity. In
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Analysis Of Land Use By Variable Renewable Energy Production By 2050
11 December 2023

Analysis Of Land Use By Variable Renewable Energy Production By 2050

As part of the policy of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the federal government has declared its ambition for Australia to be a ‘renewable energy superpower’ and ‘renewable energy export superpower’. The purpose of this research report is to calculate the amount of Australian land that will be required to generate the energy needed for Australia to become
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Scott Hargreaves Discusses Australia’s Weakening Energy Security On ADH TV
1 June 2023

Scott Hargreaves Discusses Australia’s Weakening Energy Security On ADH TV

Executive Director Scott Hargreaves joins Fred Pawle on ADH TV to discuss the IPA’s latest research into Australia’s energy security following the closure of New South Wales’ Liddell Power Station. All media appearances posted onto the IPA website are directly related to the promotion and dissemination of IPA research. Below is a transcript of the interview. Fred Pawle: Now various
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Liddell The Line In The Sand
30 May 2023

Liddell The Line In The Sand

With the recent closure of Liddell Power Station, the electricity system is on a knife’s edge. It is time for energy policy makers to take stock – and focus on energy security – before it is too late. Australia can continue down the path of closing what have been reliable low-cost baseload power stations without adequate replacements being available. Or
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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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Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics
4 April 2023

Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics

Dear Committee Secretary, Institute of Public Affairs (‘IPA’) Submission to the Inquiry Into Promoting Economic Dynamism, Competition, and Business Formation The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the IPA, with the Standing Committee on Economics’ (‘the Committee’) inquiry into promoting economic dynamism, competition, and business formation. Attached to this are five research reports relevant
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Unprecedented Use Of Legislation Threatens Australia’s Energy Security And Jobs
9 February 2023

Unprecedented Use Of Legislation Threatens Australia’s Energy Security And Jobs

“The Federal Environment Minister’s unprecedented decision to cancel a vital natural resource project highlights, yet again, that fringe activists are now dictating Australia’s energy policy,” said Dr Kevin You, Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. The decision by Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek to reject the Central Queensland Coal Project is the first time that s130(1) of the
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Submission to the Inquiry into Safeguard Mechanisms (Crediting) Amendment Bill 2022
2 February 2023

Submission to the Inquiry into Safeguard Mechanisms (Crediting) Amendment Bill 2022

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this letter is to share research and analysis conducted by the Institute of Public Affairs (“the IPA”) into Australian energy policy with the Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications (“the committee”) as it conducts its inquiry into the Safeguard Mechanisms (Crediting) Amendment Bill 2022 (“the bill”). Attached to this are three research reports,
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