energy policy

O’Reilly Review Makes It Clear Australia Needs Minns To Keep The Lights On
22 August 2023

O’Reilly Review Makes It Clear Australia Needs Minns To Keep The Lights On

“Reports the O’Reilly Review will recommend the Eraring Power Station operate past its artificial 2025 closure date is a rational first step in shoring up the nation’s energy security and gives Premier Chris Minns the opportunity to act in the national interest to keep the lights on,” said Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. As reported
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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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Labor’s Safeguard Mechanism Reforms Are Gambling Australia’s Energy Future In The Pursuit Of Fringe Green Policy
28 March 2023

Labor’s Safeguard Mechanism Reforms Are Gambling Australia’s Energy Future In The Pursuit Of Fringe Green Policy

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. The energy policy deal struck by the Greens
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New SEC A Dependable Source Of Cheap Politics
17 March 2023

New SEC A Dependable Source Of Cheap Politics

In this article, Scott Hargreaves contextualises and disseminates the findings of the IPA’s research into energy prices, 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. Households and industry in Victoria are being conned
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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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Submission To The Inquiry Into The Provisions Of The Environment And Other Legislation Amendment (Removing Nuclear Energy Prohibitions) Bill 2022
16 January 2023

Submission To The Inquiry Into The Provisions Of The Environment And Other Legislation Amendment (Removing Nuclear Energy Prohibitions) Bill 2022

Dear Committee Secretary, The purpose of this brief letter is to share recent 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 Environment and Other Legislation Amendment (Removing Nuclear Energy Prohibitions) Bill 2022 (“the bill”).
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Institute of Public Affairs’ Analysis of the 2022-23 Federal Budget
26 October 2022

Institute of Public Affairs’ Analysis of the 2022-23 Federal Budget

The federal government’s October mini budget gave little indication as to how it seeks to address the key economic issues facing the nation, namely: uncontrollable government spending, skyrocketing debt and stagnating growth. By the middle of the decade, government spending will be locked-in at 27% of gross domestic product, reaching a record high of $729 billion by the 2025-26 financial
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Victoria’s Energy Policies Are A Direct And Devastating Attack On Working Families
20 October 2022

Victoria’s Energy Policies Are A Direct And Devastating Attack On Working Families

“The commitment to end coal-fired power generation in Victoria by 2035 is a direct and devastating economic attack on Victorian working families. It will set off a cost-of-living crisis the likes we have not seen,” said Daniel Wild, Deputy Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs. The announcement today by the Victorian Government that it will a pursue a
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